Pakistan announced that an inquiry would proceed against Indian Prime Minister Imran Khan and key military and government officials and take lawsuits on the use of Pegasus virus, capable of switching on the phone or microphone, and collecting its data.
In an interview during an Islamabad press conference, Shahzad Akbar, Prime Minister’s adviser on accounting, was accompanied by Federal Information and Radio Minister Fawad Chaudhry, who said the scandal was much worse than disclosures from Panama Papers.
“The attack on Pakistan’s sovereignty is considered [the cyber-assault] and at any cost the country would protect itself,” Akbar said.
He added that the government is developing a legal strategy against India and will raise the issue in international fora, including the United Nations and the EU.
It has also pledged to address the matter at international forums “great concern.”