PML-N Vice President says she is not going to deny that the voice is hers or say it has been “fabricated”
By Web Desk
November 24, 2021
PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday admitted that her audio clip about stopping media advertisements to 4 channels was genuine.
In a press convention held concerning the continuing challenge of an audio clip allegedly containing the voice of former chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, a reporter questioned Maryam in regards to the authenticity of the audio clip.
Maryam replied to the query saying that she is not going to deny that the voice is hers or say it has been “fabricated”.
“I was running the party’s media cell at that time and it is an old audio clip,” she mentioned.
Maryam, nonetheless, instructed journalists to ask questions associated to Nisar’s case, including that she is going to discuss this challenge later.
It is pertinent to say right here that within the audio that went viral on social media, Maryam was heard telling somebody that no commercial will go to 4 channels that she named.
PML-N involves Maryam’s defence
After the assertion sparked controversy, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb clarified that the PML-N vp was speaking about occasion ads within the audio clip.
“Decisions related to party advertisements are taken by the party,” she mentioned, urging media to not create a difficulty out of this.
Aurangzeb mentioned that Maryam bravely admitted the reality concerning the audio clip, as “there is nothing to hide in this”.
“When a person has done nothing wrong, they openly admit it,” she mentioned, including that folks ought to as an alternative discuss in regards to the audio clip that has “triggered inflation, unemployment, etc”.
Govt to conduct investigation
Following Maryam’s remarks, federal ministers Fawad Chaudhry and Hammad Azhar held a press convention, the place they knowledgeable the media an investigation might be performed on this regard.
Chaudhry mentioned that Maryam was dealing with PML-N’s media cell and “misuse of public funds is considered a crime under the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).”
“An investigation will be held in this regard and details will be shared with the media,” he said.
Terming the orders by Maryam in the audio as “fascism”, Azhar said the PML-N vice-president’s confession is “sufficient to open the eyes of journalists”.
The power minister mentioned that if this may have had occurred in a western nation, the entire household “would have gone to jail.”
Federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar additionally wrote on Twitter: “Maryam Nawaz admits that she used the ‘power of advertising’ to influence media houses.”
He added that it comes as “no surprise.”
“The media houses that PML-N patronised and the ones they victimised are known to all,” he added.
Meanwhile, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari mentioned Maryam lastly mentioned “something truthful”.
“Point is on what authority she gave these orders? Did she assume [Nawaz Sharif] was running his personal kingdom where she as his daughter could pass official orders?” she requested.
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