ISPR cautions against fake threat alerts on social media

Published: July 19, 2018
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PHOTO: REUTERS/File An example of a fake threat alert being circulated. PHOTO: WHATSAPP

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday cautioned citizens after fake threat alerts for various cities started circulating on social media.

“No such alerts are issued by ISPR,” stated the military’s media wing. “Such propaganda is an attempt to create confusion and harassment.”

The statement further asked citizens to be careful and also be mindful of any such fake calls.

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An example of a fake threat alert being circulated. PHOTO: WHATSAPP

“For any clarification in future please verify the news from ISPR official website ispr.gov.pk,” the statement added further.

ISPR cautions public on receiving calls from army impersonators

Last month, ISPR warned the public to be aware of telephone calls from individuals impersonating army officials.

“There are reports of fake telephone calls being made to the general public by individuals impersonating as Pakistan armed forces officials,” stated the military’s media wing in a press release on Monday titled ‘public awareness information.

“The impersonators try to seek personal details like CNIC [Computerised National Identity Card], bank accounts etc on the pretext of census verification etc,” the ISPR said. “Please be aware that no such calls are being made from Pakistan armed forces.”

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