The official website of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government which was hacked and defaced by a group calling itself the ‘Pashtun Cyber Army’ has been restored on Thursday (today).
Though it remains unclear as to who hacked the web portal or why the hackers seem to be quite unhappy with K-P’s current government.
Titled “Tabdeeli Aaa Nahi Rahi Aaagayi hai“, the hackers left a message on the website which read, “This hack is not for fun, it is for the illegal occupation of FATA, Pashtunistan and Balochistan, get the **** out of our land.
“Imran Khan’s govt in K-P is a joke. A man who can’t hold his marriage for one year can’t do government.” The website remained inaccessible till the filing of this report.
The hackers defaced kp.gov.pk with another message criticising Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, whose party governs KP.
“Shame on KPK people who elected a party run from Bani Gala,” reads the text.
The hackers have also criticised what they allege is the “illegal occupation of Fata, Pashtunistan and Balochistan”.
As a footnote, the hackers have asked that they be given the “credit” for the hacking instead of Indian intelligence agency RAW.
A representative at KP’s e-Governance Web Cell told Dawn.com via telephone that efforts were being made to restore the site to its original state.
“The site will be restored by today,” he said.