Fawad spills beans on eavesdropping at PM House

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PTI govt ended due to anger of establishment, admits Fawad Chaudhry

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa frequently advised PTI Chairman Imran Khan that PM House is unsafe for important conversations, revealed PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry.

Talking to a private news channel, Chaudhry claimed the army chief had repeatedly suggested to the then premier, Imran Khan, to debug PM House by using latest technology, as according to General Bajwa, “It was not safe to talk at PM House.”

“The army chief told Imran Khan that the points that we discuss here are recorded and leaked later on,” Chaudhry said. “General Bajwa had said Nawaz Sharif stepped out of PM House when he wanted to talk to him about some vital issue.”

The army has secured the rooms of their headquarters with state-of-the-art technology in the era of General (retd.) Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Fawad believed.

He further said that an article published in UK-based newspaper The Guardian revealed that the Indian government had asked an Israeli company to hack 29 telephone numbers, including that of Imran Khan. “I won’t be surprised if the investigation finds the hacking [of the telephone calls] was carried out from abroad,” he said.

It is unacceptable for PM Office to be hacked, regardless of who is premier — whether Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif or Imran Khan, he said.

Fawad said he doesn’t support the PM’s telephones being tapped.

The PTI leader reiterated his party’s demand that the government institute an investigation into the cypher. He questioned why the government and the Supreme Court of Pakistan were reluctant to hold an inquiry over the cypher.