Zulfi Bukhari, a close confidant of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, and leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has said that the former First Lady Bushra Bibi is like his mother.

Journalist Azaz Syed asked Zulfi that recent audio leaks of phone conversations between Bushra Bibi and him suggest that they might be having an affair. Zulfi nodded in disagreement, showing his disappointment on the supposition.

“Politics has become too dirty now. Just the way you said, a mother-son relationship is being disrespected. Conversations of a religious woman are being twisted and copy-pasted [edited],” said Bukhari.

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“I have given my life to politics, I understand that whatever I do in my life will be in the public eye, but someone who is not in politics, I am not comparing her [Bushra Bibi] with Maryam Nawaz, but when you enter politics, you have to bear many things. So a person who has not given their life to the public domain was associated with something so pathetic,” he stated.

“She is like my mother. The audio where she is calling me her baita [son] were never leaked. The rest of the conversations were leaked after editing them.”

“I want to ask why has politics stopped so low. What are you so fearful off?” questioned Bukhari.