The chairman of Pakistan’s Senate Standing Committee on Interior Affairs, Senator Rehman Malik, is investigating reports of espionage gadgets being installed in the Constitution Avenue and diplomatic areas.
The chairman has given the Interior Ministry 10 days to submit a report over the warning, which was issued by the National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board.
The Federal Investigation Agency, (FIA) and the Islamabad Police have also been tasked with locating the suspected espionage gadgets.
The suspected gadgets could be capable of intercepting cellular communications. According to reports, federal ministers and other officers were advised not to use cell phones, but instead to use landlines for any classified information communication.
Senator Malik said “It is a violation of international law and crime of spying on a country,” adding that spying equipment had access to messaging and calls, which is worrisome.
Rehman Malik asked the government to take notice of it and fix the responsibility after the investigation.