Saturday December 02, 2023

Another purported audio clip of Imran Khan on 'number game' surfaces

In audio clip, PTI chair allegedly heard saying, "You are mistaken in thinking the number game is complete"

By Web Desk
October 07, 2022

PTI Chairman Imran Khan addressing a rally in Lahore. — AFP/ File
PTI Chairman Imran Khan addressing a rally in Lahore. — AFP/ File

Yet another alleged audio leak of PTI Chairman Imran Khan has surfaced on social media. The latest clip showcases the PTI chair's alleged involvement in horse-trading during his time as the prime minister.

In it, the PTI chair can be heard saying, "You are mistaken in thinking the number game is complete."

It is unclear whom he is speaking to.

This is the third alleged audio of the PTI chairman leaked in the last few weeks following a series of audios allegedly featuring representatives of the incumbent government.

The previous two audios purportedly featured PTI leaders discussing the alleged US conspiracy and how to use it in their favour.

The latest leaked audio clip can be heard below:

What is the context behind the latest audio?

The voice in the audio, purportedly of the PTI chair, can be heard strategising on horse-trading in parliament.

It is being suggested that the recording is from before the vote of no-confidence against Khan.

The 48 hours mentioned by the man in the audio matches with the Supreme Court order that was issued on April 7. The top court had directed the National Assembly speaker to hold a vote on the motion no later than April 9.

A rough transcript of latest audio clip

You are greatly mistaken that the number game is now complete

It's not like that...don't think that it's over because 48 hours from now is a long long time

Big things are happening in this. I am playing some moves of my own which we cannot make public

[pause, background change]

I am buying five, I have five. [We need] to give the message that the five are very important

And tell him if he secures five more and it turns to 10, the game will be in our hand

The nation is alarmed right now.

Across the board people want us to win in any way possible, so no one needs to worry if this is right or wrong - whatever the tactic.

Even if someone breaks one, it will have a big impact

Fawad says audio clip edited

Reacting to the development, senior PTI leader Fawad Chauhdry claimed that this latest audio is edited and the public knows the source of the audio leaks.

"Can you justify the NRO22 by making such audios? It won't happen. People know where these are being produced and how."

The long march will decide, he said.

On the other hand, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal termed the PTI chair "a conman and fraud".