The report of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz claimed that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was also a target in the list of phone hacking.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan
The controversy surrounding the phone hacking of the Israeli spyware Pegasus in India has been in the headlines. At the same time, now its effect is also visible in the neighboring country of Pakistan. The report of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz claimed that the phone number of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was also included in the list of phone hacking. In fact, it has been claimed that the governments of many countries including India are spying on more than 150 journalists, human rights activists and other activists.
At the same time, Pakistani newspaper Dawn quoted Washington Post as saying that at least one thousand people of India were included in the watch list. While several hundred people from Pakistan were also included in the list for espionage. Among these, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan (Imran Khan on Pegasus Hacking List) was also included in the list. However, in the news of the post, it has not been clearly given whether the attempt to hack Imran’s number has been successful or not.
India’s 300 number included in the spy list!
On the other hand, political controversy has started in India when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s name is included in the list. According to media reports, India’s 300 numbers are included in the list of Pegasus, which contains the numbers of ministers, opposition leaders and journalists. The Indian government had denied the use of this software in 2019. 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.
What is the political dispute in India?
The Congress became an attacker on the central government for the use of Pegagus. The Congress party has questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi over reports of alleged snooping of phones of opposition parties, workers and journalists and has even raised the demand for an inquiry into his role. Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that whenever voice is raised against PM Modi, Pegasus is used against those who do so. He said that if Rahul Gandhi talked about not being afraid of BJP, then now he is being spied on.
At the same time, the BJP has rejected the allegations of espionage and said that there is no evidence to link the matter with the Government of India or the BJP. Responding to the allegations of Congress, senior party leader and former Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that baseless agenda was prepared in the country, because the base of Congress is decreasing and it is losing. He said that this issue is being raised by the Congress to divert attention.
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