Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that Rana Sanaullah has released the phone audio by combining different pieces.
Sheikh Rasheed put his hand on the Quran and said what was the joke, he is the enemy of Imran, Jalil Sharqpuri
According to Hum News, former federal interior minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said in a video statement that Jalil Sharqpuri is a noble and honest leader.
He said that Rana Sanaullah released the audio of the phone by adding different pieces, the purpose of releasing the audio is to damage the honor of a gentleman.
What happened to me in the Punjab Assembly is sad, Jalil Ahmad Sharqpuri
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that there is no stain on the honor of Jalil Sharqpuri, the real problem for the government is why did he resign to Pervaiz Elahi?
It should be noted that Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed’s alleged audio related to PML-N’s former Punjab Assembly member Mian Jalil Sharqpuri has been leaked on social media. Jalil Sharqpuri has resigned from the membership of the Provincial Assembly.
People’s Party buried PML-N by digging a pit at Lakshmi Chowk, Sheikh Rasheed
Mian Jalil Sharqpuri, in his strong reaction to the audio released on social media, said that Sheikh Rashid said that I spoke in jest even though Sheikh Rashid did all this on the pre-planned advice of someone. He has given a challenge and said that Sheikh Rasheed should put his hand on the Quran and say, I have spoken in jest.
Sheikh Rasheed’s leaked audio reveals PML-N’s Jalil Sharaqpuri was ‘paid’
In leaked audio that has gone viral on social media, former interior minister Sheikh Rasheed could be heard asking a person whether he made a “payment” to persuade PML-N leader Jalil Sharaqpuri to resign from his seat in the Punjab Assembly.
“Did you make the payment to Sharaqpuri?” the AML chief said in the audio, where he could be heard speaking to a person named Gul Zaman.
After the audio made rounds on social media and the ex-interior minister came under fire, he accepted that the audio was, indeed, original and it was his voice, but he said that he was merely “joking” and was “not serious”.
“There was no exchange of money,” Rasheed said, according to Geo News.
The political tensions have risen in Punjab due to the make-or-break by-elections on 20 hotly-contested constituencies, which will decide who will take the reins of the province.
Despite every seat being necessary for the PML-N to maintain its power in Punjab and Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz’s fate hanging in the balance, Sharaqpuri sent his resignation a day earlier to the Punjab Assembly speaker.
In a video message released after the audio went viral, Sharaqpuri, speaking while taking an “oath”, said that Rasheed was a “fraud”.
“Sheikh Rasheed is Imran Khan’s enemy […] Sheikh Rasheed is spewing lies at the behest of someone,” the PML-N leader said.
Gul Zaman responds
In response, Zaman confirmed that he had a conversation with Rasheed but noted that he told the former interior minister to not speak about Sharqpuri.
“Neither do I know who Jalil Sharqpuri is, nor have I met him,” Zaman said in a statement, adding: “I do not know what Rasheed was thinking at that moment.”
Distancing himself from the matter, Zaman said that he has a friendship with Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi, spanning over 25 years.