Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has run into a major controversy over an alleged recording of a phone call with a woman in which he can be heard making a vulgar conversation, according to reports in the Pakistan media.
With the audio going viral, there has been widespread criticism of Khan in Pakistan. However, Imran Khan’s party, PTI, has stated that the audio was fake and was being circulated to malign their leader.
According to reports in Pakistani media, Imran Khan’s leaked call recordings were shared on a YouTube channel by local journalist Syed Ali Haider.
Some of the Pakistani news portals claimed that the audio is from Pakistan PMO (Prime Minister’s Office).
In the leaked clip, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan can be heard having an “adult chat”. Some Pakistani newspapers claimed that Imran Khan was heard having an intimate conversation with a woman.
Several other journalists too alleged that Imran Khan was caught having “adult conversation” with the lady. Journalist Naila Inayat in a post on Twitter said, “In the alleged sex call leak, Imran Khan has become Emraan Hashmi.”
A leader of PTI, Dr Arslan Khalid said that the viral audio targeting Imran Khan is “fake”.
“Political opponents of the PTI chairman can’t think beyond creating fake audios and videos,” said Khalid, who was focal person (Digital Media) to Imran Khan when he was in power.
Though he did not directly name anyone for the audio leak, he appeared to blame a PML-N leader sitting abroad for the audio leak.