Pakistan military and civilian leadership called upon a meeting after surprising revelations that India has been involved in spying and recording phone calls and messages of Prime Minister Imran Khan and cabinet members through an Israeli phone malware software. Sources believe that Pakistani authorities consulted to launch a new application for cabinet members to secure the information and matters being discussed within the government officials , that too on the pattern of WhatsApp. Pakistan is preparing a plan and a course of action after India tried to tap on the phones of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Cabinet ministers with the help of Israeli spy malware Pegasus, sources say. Media reports further revealed that, rights activists, journalists and lawyers around the world have been targeted with phone malware sold to the authoritarian governments by an Israeli surveillance firm. They are on a list of some 50,000 phone numbers of people believed to be of interest to clients of the company, NSO Group, leaked to major news outlets. The sources were not sure of how many phones had actually been hacked. Media reports revealed that the software is intended to grab criminals and terrorists and is made available only to military, law enforcement, and intelligence agencies of the countries having good human rights records. The media reports said the original investigation which led to the reports, by Paris-based NGO Forbidden Stories and the human rights group Amnesty International, was “full of wrong assumptions and uncorroborated theories”. But it added that it would “continue to investigate all credible claims of misuse and take appropriate action”. The allegations about the use of the software, known as Pegasus. Pegasus infects iPhones and Android devices to enable operators to extract messages, photos, and emails, record calls, and secretly activate microphones and cameras. The reports released on Sunday said “authoritarian governments” abused the Pegasus software, “hacking 37 smartphones,” according to a report by the Washington Post. According to a leading news outlets, the leak contains a list of more than 50,000 numbers believed to have been of interest to clients of NSO since 2016. However, the mention of phone numbers in the leaked data does not necessarily mean that those devices were hacked, it said. The Washington Post reported numbers on the list also belonged to heads of state and prime ministers, members of Arab royal families, diplomats and politicians, as well as activists and business executives. The list also included journalists belonging to media organisations around the world Agence France-Presse, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The New York Times, Al Jazeera, France 24, Radio Free Europe, Mediapart, El País, the Associated Press, Le Monde, Bloomberg, the Economist, Reuters and Voice of America, the Guardian said.