PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz is addressing a press conference regarding a recently surfaced audio clip allegedly containing the voice of former chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar.
Referring to the media coverage regarding the leak, she said that she will not name the outlet, but one media outlet “assumed the responsibility” for analysing the clip themselves.
She said that first Nisar denied any connection with the clip and said that it is not him who can be heard in the audio. Then, after the TV channel said that his audio from various occasions had been spliced together to create the clip, “he too stepped forth to agree”.
So the TV channel that led to his “admission” of his voice being part of the clip deserves some “thanks”, she said.
Maryam said that as soon as The News journalist Ahmed Noorani outted the clip, “propaganda” regarding the clip began.
“This was despite a very renowned American company did the forensic analysis of the clip. They have clearly stated that the clip has not been edited in any way.
She said the TV channel even ran footage showing where he had spoken the same bits that can be heard in the controversial clip.
Maryam said that those bits, however, may just be “catch phrases”, also citing the example of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is known for often saying in his speeches “ghabrana naheen hai (you must not panic)”.