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ISPR warns public over fake threat alerts circulating on social media

RAWALPINDI: Contrary to reports circulating on the social media, the military’s public affairs department, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), on Thursday clarified that it has not issued any threat alert for cities.

In a statement, the military’s media wing said that fake security alerts are making the rounds on the social media. It categorically denied having issued any such alert.

The messages circulating on social media claim some terrorists have entered some big cities of Pakistan for foul plays. The fake posts also ask the public to share the info with others, and the citizens are spreading it without any verification.

‘ISPR’s official website can be accessed to verify information [attributed to the armed forces],’ reads the press release.

The army’s media wing further adds, “This propaganda is a condemnable effort to spread fear [among citizens]. Citizens should keep an eye on fake calls, propaganda.’

Some time earlier, the army had warned the people against fake calls stating, “The impersonators try to seek personal details like CNIC, bank accounts etc on the pretext of census verification etc.

ISPR had said in the press statement, “There are reports of fake telephone calls being made to the general public by individuals impersonating as Pakistan Armed Forces officials.”

The military’s media wing shared its emergency helpline numbers, requesting the public to immediately report about such fake calls on the following numbers; UAN 1135 and 1125.

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