Bahria Town Chairman Malik Riaz on Sunday said that an audio clip attributed to him on social media was fake. Riaz’s statement came after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders played an audio tape — purportedly a conversation between the Bahria Town chief and his daughter – revealing how Farah Gogi ‘demanded a gift’ for former first lady Bushra Bibi.
“The audio attributed to me on the social media is the product of this [deep-fake] technology,” Riaz said in a statement. “I do not want to be involved in the campaign of any political party but it is a fact that my voice was misused for political gain,” he added.
“I have been attacked repeatedly, now my family is also targeted. I intend to initiate legal proceedings in this matter and I will approach every legal forum to track down the people behind this conspiracy,” he said.
During the conversation, the woman in the audio clip was saying to her father that Farah allegedly demanded a precious diamond as a gift for the ex-first lady in return for “removing locks” on a project site and withdrawing a report against her father.
Source: Express Tribune