MULTAN: Terming his participation in a two hour special programme co-hosted by Mubashir Lucman and Meher Bokhari, as inadvertent, Abdul Qadir Gilani said that his telephonic call in during the off-air recording of the Dunya Tv show was prompted by Lucman’s call.
“My call was never planned in the interview and it is a conspiracy against me,” MPA Gillani said.
Being the son of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and recently implicated in a false case of fraud, GIlani told media at an industrial estate in Multan that he had been travelling on Wednesday, the day the programme was aired.
He added that it was Lucman who had initially called him, but had cut the call before Gilani could pick it. The MPA recounted that this prompted him to return the anchor’s phone call out of courtesy. “Anybody can check the records,” he said.
Gilani continued, when Lucman answered Gilani’s call, the Dunya Tv anchor asked whether he was watching the show. Gilini said he replied in the negative owing to the fact he was travelling.
The MPA said that then Lucman insisted Gilani speak with Malik Riaz on the telephone, to which he agreed. Gilani maintained at the press talk that he had spoken to Malik Riaz after almost two years, and that they only exchanged pleasantries, and Riaz asked Gilani to pray for him.
The MPA reminded the mediapersons that politicians have contact with a range of people, and that this is natural.
Gilani said that he will not become part of any conspiracy at any cost.
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