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The issue of spying from the Israeli spyware Pegasus has created a ruckus in the country from Parliament to the street. At the same time, this issue is catching up in Pakistan as well. The report of the American newspaper Washington Post has claimed that among the numbers that have been spied, there is also a number that Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has used once.
After this report came out, there has been uproar in the politics of Pakistan. According to Pakistani media Dawn News, Pakistan’s IT Minister Fawad Chaudhry has threatened to raise the issue of Pak PM’s spying in international forums. Chaudhary has accused India of espionage. He has said that this issue will be raised as soon as the information on this issue comes to the fore.
India’s 1,000 number in surveillance list
According to the Washington Post report, 1,000 numbers from India and 100 numbers from Pakistan were put in the surveillance list. The spyware software Pegasus is developed by Israeli firm NSO Group Technologies. The company specializes in making hacking software. He claims that the government of many countries has used his software for espionage.
Report claims – Modi’s ministers are also under hacking
Media reports said that not only Congress leaders but also the phones of Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, who defended the government in Parliament, were on the hacking target. Among the names mentioned in the report, these are the prominent ones.
1. The phone numbers of Leader of Opposition Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee were also included in the list.
2. The name of IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, who defended the government in Parliament, was also included in this list.
3. The name of election strategist Prashant Kishor has also been mentioned in this list. It was he who branded Modi in 2004.
4. Former Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa’s name is also included in the list. Lavasa had disagreed with the Election Commission’s decision on the complaint against Modi-Shah in the 2009 elections.
Spying on journalists abroad
According to the report, Pegasus clients in different parts of the world spy on journalists who have been exposing the government’s failures or criticizing its decisions. From Asia to America, many countries spied on journalists through Pegasus or kept them on watch lists. In the report, the names of some countries of the world have also been given, where the eyes of the government are on journalists. Topping the list is Azerbaijan, where 48 journalists were on a government watch list. In India this figure is 38.
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