Pakistan has erupted after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s phone was allegedly spied on through Israeli software Pegasus. Pakistan has said that India will raise this issue of espionage at necessary forums. Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that his country is waiting for more details on the hacking of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s phone from India.
Chaudhary said that as soon as the complete details of Imran Khan’s phone hacking come, it will be raised in the appropriate forums. Earlier, in one of his tweets, Choudhary had expressed concern that India was hacking the phones of journalists and politicians. Earlier in the news in Pakistani media, Imran Khan is also number one on the list of phones being hacked. According to one claim, the governments of many countries, including India, have spied on more than 150 journalists, human rights activists and other activists.
included in the list of surveillance
Dawn newspaper quoted The Post as claiming that at least one thousand numbers from India were included in the surveillance list while several hundred numbers from Pakistan were also in it. One of these numbers was such that the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan also used. However, the post did not clarify whether the hacking attempt at Imran’s number was successful or not.
Many numbers of India included
At the same time, the political storm in India has increased due to the inclusion of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s name in the list. According to reports, India’s 300 numbers range from ministers, opposition leaders to journalists and scientists. After the report surfaced in India, Pakistani Union Minister Fawad Chaudhry had expressed concern and accused the Modi government of India of polarizing the country. In the year 2019, the Government of India had denied the use of this software. This malware first came into the limelight in 2016 when researchers accused Israel’s NSO Group of spying on a man from the United Arab Emirates, which makes this software.