PPP demands apology from US

July 04, 2014 - 7:23:01 am

ISLAMABAD: Former federal interior minister of Pakistan Rehman Malik revealed that cabinet meetings during the tenure of previous PPP government in 2012 were kept under constant surveillance through recording signals which were detected through security sweeping before one of the cabinet meeting.

“The secret recording signals were traced during a random security sweeping before the cabinet meeting and after that the recording signals were broke down before the cabinet meeting,” he revealed during an informal talk yesterday.

Former Interior Minister Malik, who is now heading the overseas chapter of the PPP, revealed that in 2012 when he got information about the recording of signals during the cabinet meeting, he immediately brought this into the notice of the country’s supreme intelligence agencies. 

“The security sweeping were conducted before the start of the cabinet meeting,”  he added.

Senator Malik feared that it might be possible that the cabinet meetings of the present government are also being kept under surveillance.  

He went on to say that same kind of signals were also traced at his residence which were broke down. 

However, he was unaware of who were involved in surveillance of the cabinet meetings.

Asked about the reports in the media about the US spying of the PPP, former Interior Minister Malik demanded apology from the US on spying Pakistan’s biggest political party — PPP. 

“We condemn the US act of spying of the PPP despite the fact that the Pakistan was a major partner in the war against terror,” he added. 

He demanded that the US should apologise to Pakistan for spying the biggest political party of the country. 

Senator Malik said it might be possible that the United States may also be spying the PML-(Nawaz) meetings just like PPP.

He appealed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should take up this issue with US President Barack Obama through a letter and asked him under which laws and under what moral authority the American agencies were spying Pakistani politicians what was the purpose of such spying.