Following the Cipher issue, the President was very clear in his interview that he suspected a conspiracy, but the proof would only be confirmed following a careful inquiry.
The president stated: “His opinion hasn’t changed from the time he wrote to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to ask the Supreme Court for a comprehensive investigation into the case since he strongly believed that the problem must be looked into.”
President Arif Alvi referred the case to the Supreme Court not because he had no doubts about a conspiracy but rather because he “had skepticism” because the ex-prime minister of the country had brought up the issue, and a fair inquiry was required using all available corroborating evidence.
It was demanded that an impartial investigation be conducted that went beyond the memorandum provided by the Pakistani government because “we cannot overlook the reality that the nationwide spillway of the “Cipher” and its effects caused political unrest.”
Sadly, his remarks on such a serious subject with far-reaching repercussions were misconstrued.
The president has frequently addressed the issue of “out of context” depictions, especially those in the Parliament that further polarize an already divisive environment.