Curious case of some mobile phones in the history of Pak

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LAHORE: Contrary to prosecution claims that police have yet to retrieve Shahbaz Gill’s mobile phone to obtain vital camera information and valuable data, various colleagues of the imprisoned PTI stalwart have stated emphatically that said gadget had actually been seized at the time of his arrest.

One of the most widely used and sold consumer technologies, these smart phones and the secrets they hide can be extremely intriguing. An insight into the political history of Pakistan and these wireless cellphones shows that on May 16, 2022, Shahbaz Gill claimed that his party leader Imran Khan’s cellphones were also stolen from Sialkot airport after speaking at a rally.

In one of his tweets, Gill also referenced former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s video, in which he revealed he had recorded a video, in which he named everyone involved in the plot. alleged to be plotting his murder.

Gill had claimed that the video Imran referred to was not on the stolen phones. History tells us that on November 23, 2011, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, had to resign following a scam that revealed the power struggle between the government led by Asif Zardari and the army.

The Pakistani Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) filed a petition with the Supreme Court, seeking an investigation into the Memogate scandal in November 2011, and on January 9, 2012, Nawaz Sharif appeared personally before the Judiciary Committee probing the issue. .

A Pakistani businessman, Mansoor Ijaz, wrote an article in the “Financial Times” in October 2011, drawing public attention to the Memogate case. The memo, whose existence was at first doubted, was published in November and led to the resignation of Ambassador Haqqani.

Mansoor had alleged that his longtime friend Haqqani had asked him to deliver a confidential note to US Army Chief Admiral Mike Mullen asking for help from Washington DC. The ‘Washington Post’ wrote: ‘This tension has been crystallized by the swirling controversy, which centers on a Pakistani-American businessman’s claim that Haqqani orchestrated a memo requesting US assistance to diminish the power of the military after the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

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