The Pakistan government website was on Thursday reportedly hacked briefly by unknown hackers who posted the Indian national anthem and Independence Day greetings on the web page.
Reportedly, the website opened with a hacker message which celebrated India’s Independence day with the national anthem playing in the background.
The website -- pakistan.gov.pk -- at around 1500 hours IST displayed a message showing "Hacked by Ne0-h4ck3r". The hackers posted Ashoka Chakra in Tricolour, along with Indian Independence Day message. The greetings' headline read "15 August, Happy Independence Day".
The message posted thereafter read "Freedom in the Mind, Faith in the words...Pride in our Souls...Let's salute those great men, who made this possible".
This is not the first time that hackers have defaced Pakistan government websites.
Two months back, 30 Pakistan government websites were hacked to avenge the death sentence given to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav on spying charges.
Indian and Pakistani hackers have regularly taken down official websites belonging to the rival country over the last few years.