Sanaullah urges SC, NA speaker to take notice of new audio leak purportedly featuring PML-Q lawmakers.

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Tuesday urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) and National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to 'take notice' of a new audio leak purportedly featuring PML-Q MNAs Hussain Elahi and Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain, where the duo could be heard talking about abducting a lawmaker.

The audio, slightly longer than a minute, started making the rounds on social media on Monday night. In the clip, Hussain and Wajahat are allegedly strategising on a possible 'vote of confidence' in the NA.

The PTI has hinted at returning to parliament to ensure that 'turncoats' do not help Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif get a vote of confidence that the party was planning to 'test' the premier with.

Reacting to the leak today, the interior minister said that planning the abduction of a woman was condemnable.

He stated that PTI chairman Imran Khan and his intent to 'buy the conscience' of PML-Q and PML-N lawmakers had been 'exposed before the public'.

'Which court will give justice to party chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and MNA Farah Khan [sic]? CJ should take note of the audio and this trade of conscience,' Sanaullah tweeted, adding that the NA speaker should do the same.

The audio

At the beginning of the audio, a man believed to be Hussain can be heard saying: 'The vote of confidence [...] in it, our vote won't come on either side.

'They have to complete the number of 186 [...] no they have to complete 172 in the National Assembly.'

The man goes on to say that 'the parliamentary leader right now is Moonis Elahi [...] but he has three and we are two'.

Here, the other voice, believed to be of Wajahat, proposes that a 'woman can be abducted'.

'Yes [...] if a woman is threatened to disappear then something can happen,' Hussain allegedly says.

The man believed to be Wajahat responds: 'She is old anyway [...] is about to die.'

At that, Hussain allegedly said that he would suggest the...

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