Dr. Arif Alvi, A senior leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, who was elected from NA 250 (karachi’s Clifton and parts of defence areas) claimed earlier today that audio tape of his telephonic conservation with party chairman Imran Khan was recorded illegally.
He also expressed his doubts that the conversation was edited or forged and was presented out of context.
“Even to splice a conversation, ‘to mix & match & patch’ somebody is recording phone calls without legal authority,” Alvi said through his Twitter account.
“I resigned from an NA committee when a huge file of telephone conversations was presented. For suspects too there must be a judicial sanction… Am a stickler for privacy of conversations. I resigned on principle…,” he said in his message.
The PTI leader said all political parties, including MQM were contacted to join the anti-government protest that lasted for three months in Islamabad to press Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.
“We openly requested all parties including MQM at time of Dharna to join us. See talk shows and newspapers to confirm,” he said.
Earlier, an audio tape of a telephonic conversation between Khan and Alvi surfaced in which Khan purportedly appreciated the attack on state-run television in September last year
He, however did not say how his resignation was concerned in any way with the audio tape in which his chief Imran Khan could be heard applauding the attack.