The minister said that Nawaz Sharif would have to clear his position on the issue.

FAISALABAD (Dunya News) – Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said on Tuesday that targeting a phone number which was earlier in use of Prime Minister Imran Khan through Israel spyware, was very embarrassing, for which, Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Safdar would have to answerable.

Addressing a press conference at circuit house, he said the number was targeted when Imran Khan was an opposition leader and raising voice on corruption scandals and Panama Leaks.

He said that it was the Nawas’ history of hacking numbers of politicians, judges, generals, heads of intelligence agencies etc.

He said that Nawaz Sharif and Modi had deep rooted friendship, adding that when Modi was getting hacked numbers in his country, in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif helped Modi for hacking numbers of opposition.

He said that Nawaz Sharif had refused to meet Hurriyat leaders as a result of friendship with Modi.

The minister said that investigation was underway and many characters involved in malware would be exposed.

Why only Imran Khan’s number was malware but not of any one from other political parties? Farrukh questioned.

The minister said that Nawaz Sharif would have to clear his position on the issue.

He said Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf government has never compromised the country s sovereignty nor it would do so in future, adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan made it clear at every forum that Pakistan would not let it s land to be used for the protection of foreign interests.