Pakistan top target for foreign espionage, Senate told

Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) In light of revelations that Pakistan is a popular target for foreign espionage, members of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday advised the government to take immediate steps to ensure cyber security for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its missions abroad.

Senator Mushahid Hussain earlier told the committee that Pakistan was one of three countries in the world — alongside China and Iran — monitored extensively by foreign spies, Dawn reported.

Hussain lamented that Pakistan had still not taken any measures to ensure cyber security. “We are quite late in this regard,” he said, raising concerns over a delay in release of funds sought by the ministry for cyber security.