Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said that his government had nothing to do with the audio leaks, asking if the incumbent government was involved in the audio leaks, then why did the government go on to release the audio leaks of its [government’s] own ministers.

At a press conference flanked by SAPM Ataullah Tarar, Marriyum Aurangzeb, and Ahsan Iqbal, PM Shehbaz hit out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, saying that he proved to be the biggest liar in the history of the country’s premiers, flaying that the uproar of foreign plot was also caused by Imran merely. "In the NSC meeting, it was confirmed that there was no conspiracy with cypher," said PM Shehbaz.

The premier went on to discuss the event of the no-confidence motion, saying that former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry stated the conspiracy was hatched against the PTI-led government. "Twenty minutes later, the president had approved the summary of the dissolution of NA," he added. PM Shehbaz said that afterwards, former deputy speaker Qasim Suri read a written statement in which he rejected the no-confidence motion on the basis of the plot.