In an interesting turn of events, real-estate tycoon Malik Riaz’s telephonic conversation with Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari was leaked in which Riaz could be heard giving the former president a message of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.
The audio’s date and time have not been confirmed as of yet, but Riaz could be heard saying that Khan has requested him to mediate between the two political leaders.
“Hello,” Zardari says while picking up the phone. At this, Riaz said: “Assalamualikum sir.”
Following the salutations, the PPP co-chairman asked the real-estate tycoon the reason behind his call.
“Sir, I just wanted to inform you about a matter I had told you about before. I had told you that I wanted to talk to you about something, and you told me that we would discuss it later,” Riaz can be heard saying.
“I just wanted to say that Khan has sent me several messages for mediating in a patch-up between you and him, and today, he has sent several messages to me,” Riaz continued.
In response, Zardari said: “It’s impossible now.”
At this, Riaz said: “Yes, that’s fine; I just wanted to bring this matter to your notice.”