Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi’s phone call

From The News1:

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) released on Monday an audio tape containing a conversation purportedly between PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and an unidentified person making references to two senior most members of the judiciary for rejection of the nomination papers of PML-N leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif.

Pervaiz Elahi denies the authenticity of the tape. Here’s the important excerpt:

Caller: You asked for the rejection of their applications (nomination papers). Sir, the chief of Lahore was called last night.
Elahi: Oh, yes, but buddy, the rejection could not be achieved.
Caller: Sir, it’s done. It was finalised last night.
Elahi: (pleased) Oh.
Caller: The chief [justice] of Lahore [high court] was called and given the material. He said that the two people and the material be sent to the high court. Much offended, he (the third person) said why he (the chief of Lahore) let the papers be accepted when they (Sharif brothers) are facing so serious charges. Then the chief of Lahore said that the two people might be sent to him at the high court. He said he would constitute a tribunal to see the nomination papers rejected.

The tape was released by the PML-N information secretary Ahsan Iqbal at a press conference. Iqbal later compared Musharraf to a computer virus2, destroying the whole country.


1 ‘Pervaiz’ caught on tape. The News. May 27, 2008.
2 Khan, Yasir Habib. ‘Ex-CM tape reveals conspiracies’. The Nation. May 27, 2008.

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