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Uzma Kardar Removed From Punjab Govt’s Media Committee After Leaked Audio

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Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan on Monday removed Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Uzma Karadar from the government’s Media Strategic Committee, following the lawmaker’s audio leak scandal.

The provincial minister said that he took immediate notice of the leaked audio call and informed Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar about the matter. Later, with the ‘CM’s permission’, Uzma Kardar was relieved of her duties as a member of the Media Strategy Committee comprising of Punjab government spokespersons. The government of Punjab has also issued a notification in this regard.

On Sunday, an audio call of Uzma was leaked on social media, wherein the lawmaker can be heard saying that First Lady Bushra Bibi possesses ‘jinns’. The MPA said that ‘establishment’ is currently playing a more prominent role.

“Bushra Bibi has restricted the movement of PTI leaders in Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence. There’s a line in the house which nobody can cross. She [Bushra] controls everything in the house,” the PTI MPA said in the leaked audio call that has been doing the rounds on social media.

She said that ‘establishment’ is playing a very prominent role and has controlled the media. “There is a clear message that establishment and government are on one page. It is good because no government can survive without the support of establishment in Pakistan,” she added.

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