New Audio Leak Allegedly Features PTI Leader Yasmin Rashid and President Arif Alvi Discussing Police Operation at Zaman Park. Police Withdraw from Imran Khan’s Residence Amid Clashes with PTI Workers. 54 Personnel Injured in 20-Hour Standoff.
The leaked audio, the second of the day, features a woman, believed to be Yasmin Rashid, reportedly discussing the worsening situation outside Zaman Park with President Alvi. The police had taken action as per court orders to present the former Prime Minister in the Toshakhana case, resulting in clashes with PTI workers and leaving 54 personnel injured during the 20-hour operation.
Leaked Audio Transcript Allegedly Reveals Yasmin Rashid Urging President Arif Alvi to Intervene in Zaman Park Standoff to Prevent Bloodshed
According to the leaked audio, Yasmin Rashid urged President Arif Alvi to intervene and prevent bloodshed during the ongoing police operation at Zaman Park. Rashid allegedly stated that PTI workers were throwing Molotov cocktails and that the situation could escalate to the point of causing deaths among both workers and policemen. She also suggested that the President should speak to someone to resolve the situation before the elections were postponed. In response, President Alvi stated that he had already talked to someone and would consult with Asad Umar before speaking to Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who was with Imran Khan.
Rashid: Sir, the situation is very bad here.
Dr. Alvi: Yes, absolutely.
Rashid: Our workers have started throwing Molotov cocktails. Before bloodshed takes place, I think you need to talk to someone and intervene.
Dr. Alvi: I have talked.
Rashid: You should tell him that you will talk to him and try to sort… to Khan Sahab.
Dr. Alvi: I don’t understand what you’re saying.
Rashid: Sir, right now, people may die, and some policemen will be killed. The situation will worsen so much that the elections will be postponed. This was our purpose.
Dr. Alvi: Okay.
Rashid: I think what you need to do is, tell him [Khan sahab], that he should give in and fight another day. This is what I think and the rest is up to you. He will not give up. The Rangers are there. Molotov cocktails are being thrown and their water canon was also set ablaze. Also, I am sitting outside intentionally.
Dr. Alvi: Ok, let me consult with Asad [Umar] as well.
Rashid: Asad told me that I should not do anything. He and I are sitting outside. I think you should also speak to Shah sahab [Shah Mahmood Qureshi] as he is with Khan sahab.
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