Neither Zardari nor Imran denied audio leak: Sindh CM

Sindh CM said that there is no worth of Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s statement.

 ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Monday said that the audio leak of the conversation between former President Asif Ali Zardari and real-estate tycoon Malik Riaz has not been denied by either Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan or Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.

While talking to media, the Sindh CM said that there is no worth of former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s statement.

Murad Ali Shah further said that if PTI chairman will swear and deny the news then people might believe him.

An alleged audio tape of famous Malik Riaz delivering Imran Khan’s message to Asif Zardari has recently been leaked. The audio’s date and time have not been confirmed yet, but Malik Riaz could be heard saying that Khan has requested him to mediate between the two political leaders.

Transcript of the audio:

"Hello," says Zardari while picking up the phone.

Riaz said: "Assalamualikum sir."

The former president asked the businessman for the reason of his phone call.

"Sir, I just wanted to inform you about a matter that I have told you about before. I had told you that I wanted to talk to you about something and you told me that we would discuss it later," Riaz can be heard saying.

"I just wanted to say that Khan has sent me several messages for patch-up between you and him, and today, he has sent several messages to me."

In response, Zardari said: "It’s impossible now."

At this, Riaz said: "Yes, that’s fine, I just wanted to bring this matter to your notice."