The Government of Pakistan is developing a messaging App for Govt officials. This App will serve as an alternative to whats-app. As per details, all government officials including President & PM will use this Local app from next June. Previously, WhatsApp has been facing number of security threats and data leakage issues, targeting Pakistan Military. However, all ministries will use this locally developed app as an official medium of communication.
Ali Khan Jadoon, lawmaker and chairman of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology said:
Furthermore, a report stated that a special kind of malware called “Pegasus” is employed in WhatsApp. The malware effected the privacy of million of users. It targeted 1400 senior government and military officials in twenty countries including Pakistan.
A special advisory issued by the Ministry of Information Technology earlier this month said:
However, the advisory authority directed all the government official not to use Whats-app or any such app to share official data and documents.