India targeted PM Imran Khan's number through Israeli spyware: report

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Islamabad (Web Desk): At least one number once used by Prime Minister Imran Khan was on the India list, says an investigation by 17 media organisations published on Sunday.

The extent of the spyware – Pegasus – use was reported by The Washington Post, the Guardian, Le Monde and other news outlets who collaborated on an investigation into a data leak.

According to the report, India was one of the ten countries which have been listed as a client of the NSO Group and its Pegasus malware.

The American publication stated that hundreds of numbers from Pakistan appeared on the Indian surveillance list, including one which was once used by the premier. More than 1,000 Indian numbers were also on the list. The report did not confirm if the attempt on the premier's number was successful or not.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry expressed concern on the report and said the unethical policies of the Modi government have 'dangerously polarised India and the region'.