Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that, in his opinion, making a video or recording audio to expose a crime is not against the law.
Speaking at a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, the country's security czar said if such a video was being used to blackmail someone, then it would be a crime.
"But if it is to expose a crime, it is not against the law in my opinion," he said.
He went on to say it wasn't a violation of privacy as well.
The comments come in the backdrop of another leaked audio, purportedly of Imran Khan's wife Bushra Bibi giving instructions to the party's digital head Arsalan Khalid to run slanderous campaigns against political rivals on social media.
The audio clip has not been independently verified by Aaj News nor has a forensic audit ordered by any of the media groups that have run it or the government.
During his media talk, Rana Sanaullah gave an example to validate his point.
"If a bank robber says he wasn't aware of the cameras installed at the bank that he robbed and questioned why he was filmed," said Sanaullah by way of explanation.
"If he says that this is a violation of his fundamental rights and the person who installed the cameras should be held responsible, then this cannot be the case."
While his example referred to CCTV cameras installed in public places, the issue with the audio leaks pertain to phone and wiretaps. He did not mention how and with what frequency are wiretaps of politicians and their phones approved.
Speaking about ongoing corruption cases, the interior minister contended that the drug allegation against him was an act of political vendetta by PTI.
"Every time Imran is questioned over his corruption, including the Toshakhana case, he says the government is pushing him against the wall," he said.
"To question them becomes treasonous while they looted the country with the help of Farah Gogi (Khan)."