Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani forms 14-member Senate committee to probe Azam Swati’s alleged video leak
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Senate Chairman Mir Muhammad Sadiq Sanjarani on Sunday formed a 14-member committee to investigate into alleged objectionable video featuring Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader and former federal minister Senator Muhammad Azam Khan Swati and his family.
As per the notification, only one member from PTI, Senator Mohsin Aziz, has been included in the 14-member committee.
The rest of the committee comprises Senator Azam Nazeer Tarar Advocate (PML-N), Senator Makhdoom Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani (PPP), Senator Maulana Abdul Gafoor Haideri (JUIF), Senator Anwarul Haq Kakar (BAP), Senator Syed Faisal Sabzwari (MQM), Senator Muhammad Tahir Bizenjo (NP), Senator Sardar Muhammad Shafiq Tareen (PKMAP), Senator Mushtaq Ahmed Khan(JIP), Senator Muhammad Qasim (BNP), Senator Syed Muzaffar Hussian Shah (PML-F), Senator Hidayatullah Khan (Independent), Senator Kamil Aga (PML-Q) and Senator Dilawar Khan (Independent).
A notification was issued on Sunday, according to which, the special committee will inquire into the video leak from every aspect. The notification also said that the members of the committee will decide on the convener by themselves. The chairman of the Senate directed the special committee to submit a report within 30 days.
Earlier on Saturday in a press conference, Senator Azam Swati burst into tears before the media, saying that his wife had received a video featuring him and her an unknown person, about which he could not share further details because “the “daughters of my country are listening.”
He added that his wife called him from Islamabad at around 9pm last night. She kept on shouting and crying, he said, adding that he then had to ask his daughter to speak to his wife and inquire about the matter.
On her insistence, he continued, and his wife revealed that someone had sent her a video of him from an unknown number. “Because the daughters and granddaughters of my country are listening, I cannot say any further.”
The senator went on to say that his daughter, while crying, revealed to him that the video featured his wife as well.
On the other hand, The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday termed alleged objectionable video featuring Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Senator Azam Swati and his wife as “fake”.
FIA terms alleged objectionable video featuring Azam Swati and his wife as fake
In a press release, the FIA stated that “the obscene viral video of Senator Azam Swati has been analyzed forensically by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and found to be completely fake. “The initial video audio and frame to frame forensic analysis has been carried out on the viral video as per the International Forensic Analysis standard.”
“Initial forensic analysis revealed that video has been edited and different video clips have been joined with defaced faces. Further analysis, revealed that faced have been swapped in the images using photoshop.” the press release added.”
The FIA added that press conference by Senator Azam Swati, in which he has showed his concerns warrant a proper investigation and requested him to lodge a proper complaint with the agency and share his concerns about the reason of thinking it authentic.
The presser reiterated that the obscene viral video of Azam Swati is fake, edited with deep fake tools to create misunderstanding and defame the “Honorable Senator”.