ISPR warns public against fake threats circulating on social media


RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday denied reports circulating on social media and clarified that it has not issued any threat alert for cities across the country.

According to a press release issued by the military’s media wing, it stated that ‘fake security alerts are making the rounds on the social media’.

It categorically denied having issued any such alert.

Furthermore, it urged the public to check the ISPR website to verify any information.

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

Messages have been circulating on social media claiming that 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.

“This propaganda is a condemnable effort to spread fear [among citizens]. Citizens should keep an eye on fake calls and propaganda,” said the release.

Earlier, the army had warned the people against fake calls stating, “The impersonators try to seek personal details like CNIC, bank accounts and other information on the pretext of census verification.”

ISPR also stated, “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.