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One thing is certain that the conversation in the PMO was somehow recorded. Whether it is through external phones brought to the PMO or through a bug, the highest office in a democratic system appears to be dangerously vulnerable to such security lapses.

The fact that walls have ears was hardly a secret in the circles of Pakistan’s power. This has become increasingly apparent in the light of recent “audio leaks” involving the Prime Minister’s Office. At a press conference yesterday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif cleared the air about the leaks, acknowledging that they are significant and represent a serious security breach. The government has made no denial about the audio recording, and the prime minister has now spoken out about the contents of the clip. One thing is certain that the conversation in the PMO was somehow recorded. Whether it is through external phones brought to the PMO or through a bug, the highest office in a democratic system appears to be dangerously vulnerable to such security lapses. PM Shahbaz said that Pakistan’s international position is in danger as no one will feel free to talk to the Prime Minister due to privacy concerns. The fact that such audio files of the country’s highest office have been ‘leaked’ on the internet should be a matter of great concern to all security officials. The Prime Minister has announced the formation of a high level committee to look into the matter.

In recent days, there have been several audio and video leaks of high-level government officials and others involved in government affairs. While one side can use the audio call of the other side to settle the political score, such leaks are not good for the national security of Pakistan. For decades, the political class has claimed that nothing they say is private because it is being “heard” somewhere. If these audios were indeed recorded in a sensitive location somewhere, it must be determined whether they were “hacked” or “leaked”. If these audios are a result of people bringing compromised phones to the PM’s office, then security should be tightened at all levels of the government. All of these scenarios and possibilities have different meanings, but they all need to be examined and the investigation shows that the heads should roll. If they are hacked then it means that the country’s cyber security is also in danger. If the audio files were intentionally leaked to embarrass the government, it indicates that politics is at work, and it is equally dangerous to have such sensitive conversations—even if they did not violate any laws. Yes – can be brought. Public domain for vested interests.

While it is unclear what type of surveillance resulted in the release of this audio data, it is also worth noting that, unfortunately, whenever civil society and rights activists discussed privacy concerns and raised the issue of surveillance When raised, successive governments have shown apathy. When Imran Khan was the prime minister, he even claimed that government officials and public office holders were monitored for ‘safety’ and security. Foreign powers, political rivals and security systems have all used surveillance as a means of espionage. In any case, it serves little purpose other than to ‘blackmail’ or maintain an advantage over citizens, and this is a culture that must end immediately. Everyone, be it the ‘ordinary citizen’ or the highest official of the country, should feel safe in the privacy of their homes or workplaces that what they say is confined to the ears of the people they are talking to and is recorded somewhere behind. Is not being done. Shadow.

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