ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today sought an explanation from Minister for Climate Change, Mushahidullah Khan, over an interview Mushahidullah gave to BBC Urdu. During an interview, Mushahidullah alleged that former Inter Services Intelligence chief Lt. Gen Zaheerul Islam wanted to conquer Pakistan’s civil leadership during last year’s sit-in in the capital.

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He said that the former ISI chief conspired against PML-N’s government. According to Mushahidullah, an audio tape was played during PM Sharif’s meeting with COAS General Raheel Sharif, having former ISI chief’s orders to ransack the PM House. The tape was obtained from the officials of Intelligence Bureau, he said. Further, General Raheel summoned the ISI chief to the meeting and Zaheerul Islam confirmed his voice in the tape.

Taking notice of the minister’s statement, the PM House has asked Mushahidullah Khan to explain his remarks. The sit-in in Islamabad was led by PTI, asking resignation from PM Nawaz over rigging allegations.