Pakistan to ask UN to probe into India’s use of Pegasus spyware

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has decided to seek a United Nations probe into India’s use of Pegasus spyware against the Country’s top officials.


While addressing a press briefing in Islamabad on Saturday along with Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, the Prime Minister’s Advisor Shahzad Akbar called on the United Nations to investigate whether India used Israeli-made Pegasus spyware to spy on public figures including Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The advisor said that according to the investigation of France-based international media and Amnesty International, Prime Minister Imran Khan is on a list of those people for whom this spyware was used by India.

Terming it an attack on the national security and sovereignty of Pakistan, Shahzad Akbar said that this Indian act is a clear breach of global norms of responsible state behaviour.

The advisor said that in view of the gravity of international reports on the matter, we call on the relevant UN bodies to thoroughly investigate the matter, bring the facts to light, and hold the Indian perpetrators to account.

Shahzad Akbar said that we will also investigate the matter formally through our inter agencies, utilizing the services of our Foreign Office and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

In his remarks, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that Pakistan wants a peaceful, all-inclusive government in Afghanistan.

The information minister said that we stand with our Afghan brethren and for this purpose, we rendered many sacrifices for Afghan refugees.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain further said that we tried our best to improve our relationship with India for the economic development of the region but India’s RSS extremist ideology became a major hurdle in the way to peace and became a major threat to our security doctrine.

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