Government ministers have called Twitter to take notice of the absurdity of Indian media’s claims — being shared via their Twitter accounts — that a “civil war” had broken out in Karachi. On Wednesday, several Indian news outlets reported a “civil war-like situation”, a day after an inquiry was ordered by COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa regarding the arrest of Mohammad Safdar in Karachi.
Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari said it was unfortunate that Twitter was “deliberately ignoring” Indian media’s fake news on Pakistan.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Office (FO) also took notice of the “malicious and fabricated news reports and propaganda campaign” in the Indian media.
Some reports by Indian media cited another source, the International Herald, as saying that clashes had been reported in the country’s financial hub between the Sindh police and the army. A fake video was also being circulated on Twitter, claiming to show the alleged clash.
CNN NEWS18, which is a partnership between India’s TV18 and CNN International, also shared a similar video on Twitter, which went as far as to claim that “a martial law has been imposed in Sindh”.