Supposedly between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawyer Khawaja Tariq Rahim’s wife, Rafia Tariq, and Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial’s mother-in-law, Mahjabeen Noon, the two were overheard on an audio call on Sunday discussing their support for the senior Supreme Court justice and their desire for immediate elections.
The women allegedly expressed anger at the Islamabad government at the time of the alleged call.
Mahjabeen and the wife of the PTI counsel discuss their concern for the chief justice in the allegedly leaked call as a three-member bench at the Supreme Court of Pakistan is currently hearing the election delay case.
The mother-in-law of CJP Bandial can be heard promising to support her son-in-law in the midst of the conflict between the government and the supreme court.
On the call, the mother-in-law of the CJP said, “Weaken them and strengthen them.”
A rally in Lahore attended by hundreds of thousands of people is another topic they hazily discuss.
In its order from April 4, the bench, which was made up of Justices Munib Akhtar and Ijaz Ul Ahsan as well as CJP Bandial, ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold the elections in Punjab on May 14.
Ata Tarar, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM), posted the audio clip on Twitter and claimed that after hearing it, he is certain of the existence of the deep conspiracy.
“The interests of families have caused the Constitution and the law to be disregarded. In addition to attending [political] rallies, the families of Chief Sahib and his two colleagues are holding early elections in an effort to install Imran Niazi as the new leader, Tarar tweeted.
He then went to see if the interpretation of Article 63 A had been understood.
In response to the alleged audio leak, PTI Senior Vice-President Fawad Chaudhry stated that his party has frequently requested the Supreme Court to “look into the disastrous series of audio leaks” after phone calls from the PM Office and PM House were previously made public.
Who else will be safe given the level of security at the Prime Minister’s Office, where the meeting is being recorded? He blogged on the microblogging platform.
Despite several months having passed, the application still hasn’t been submitted to the Supreme Court, he continued.
As a result of this third class thinking, he tweeted, “Judges, politicians, civil servants, and even housewives are victims. No one can do anything about it.”
According to Fawad’s tweet, “such illegal phone tapping is punishable by up to three years in prison under the fair trial law.”
the call’s transcript
Mahjabeen: Good day, Rafia Which scenario will play out? I can’t tell you [how much] I have prayed for Umar [Ata Bandial] since the morning. I started praying for him last night.
Rafia Tareq: In addition to telling Umar, I also informed other people. You attended the Lahore rally, as I mentioned. Numerous thousands of people were present. In a similar vein, every city is populated by tens of thousands of people. To increase your strength and safety, just try to imagine how many people are currently praying for you.
His safety must be ensured, said Rafia Tariq.
Mahjabeen: Weaken and fortify them.
Rafia: May Allah swt blind the others. I’m saying that, exactly. They are…they are betrayers of this nation. Look at the procedure they are using.
Exactly, Mahjabeen. But now they question why he has the power to do it.
Rafia: No, but not at all.
Mahjabeen: By adding additional items, they are purposefully giving themselves a competitive advantage.
Rafia: There is nothing else.
Mahjabeen: As well as asking why suo motu was taken.
Rafia: He has a right to that.
Mahjabeen: It had already happened before Umar received [suo motu].
Rafia: No, but every chief justice has the legal right to do so. If you need to change the law, do so now rather than at this time.
No, they can’t change them right now, Mahjabeen.
Rafi: Not right now. They can alter it later, but not right away. The law is in place.