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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to conduct forensic audio of former finance minister Shaukat Tareen’s conversation with the finance ministers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Federal Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar said that action will be taken according to the law after the forensic report of audio leak.
He said that consultation is ongoing between the Ministry of Interior and Law in this regard.
“We have decided to conduct a forensic audit of the audio conversation. And after that report comes, it will also be acted upon according to the law.”
He further said that the Finance Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also went by keeping his oath. The former finance minister, who could not be expected, crossed the line. He tried to keep the state behind by putting politics first.
Federal Law Minister said that his plan was not successful.
On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Shaukat Tarin on Wednesday rejected the allegations of treason against him, saying that whatever he said was for the national interest.
Taking to media in the Parliament House, the former finance minister said that since he had not committed any treason, it is unfair to call him a ‘traitor’, saying that whatever he said was for sake of 220 million people of the country. Taking a swipe at his opponents, Tarin said if he committed treason then what about the PDM who in the past talked about tearing copies of the International Monetary Funds (IMF) documents.