Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar on Friday expressed strong disapproval of “false propaganda and insensitive comments that erupted on social media” after six officials, including the corps commander, were tortured in helicopter crash during flood relief efforts in Balochistan.
” way It happens on social media, we need to sort this out and reject such elements in this, he said on Geo News program naya pakistan.
“We can do this together. That’s why we issued a press release, as it was important to cover this issue. This should be condemned at all levels.”
Comments from military the press secretary came in commemoration of “deeply tactless” comments on social media, which, according to Major General Iftikhar, offended the feelings of heirs of martyrs of helicopter crash.
wreckage of missing Pakistani army helicopter in Balochistan on night of August 1st was found near Musa Goth in the Lasbella area a day later. “All 6 officers and soldiers including Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali accepted Shahadat, media affairs wing of The military tweeted.
Chopper was on flood relief operations in Lasbela, Balochistan when lost connection with ATC [air traffic control].
The ISPR CEO said that his department also made a statement to the press earlier in day of rejectionfalse propaganda and tactless comments of some elements following the helicopter crash”.
In a statement, ISPR noted that “it is unfortunate social media campaign after the unfortunate helicopter crash on August 1 caused deep pain and grief among the families of Shuhada and the rank and file of Armed Forces”.
It has been argued that the whole nation stands with institution”in during this difficult time some insensitive circles resorted to hurtful and derogatory comments on social media which is unacceptable and highly reprehensible.”
In his speech with TV channel, DG ISPR stated that there was “extreme suffering and pain” in ranks of army and affected families about “tactless” comments on social media.
“We can fight such propaganda collectively and it should be condemned at all levels.”
Major General Iftikhar said the forces were in grief as “we have been going through a difficult time with this tragedy, which is why we issued a statement today.”
‘No questions of Pakistani soil is used’ for Zawahiri killing
In response to a question about killing of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, CEO of ISPR, said there were no questions. of Pakistani soil is used for “such a goal.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs specified in detail. It’s all hearsay, since anyone can write anything on social media. We should avoid this is. Our enemy, in in particular, feeds such information to and they (people) be exploited”, military the spokesman said.
He insisted that no need discuss the issue when it was dismissed as unfounded by all quarters concerned.
Army commander receives condolence calls from UAE and KSA officials
Meanwhile the chief of Army Staff General Qamar Jawed Bajwa received a handset call from the President of Today, UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed his “deepest condolences”. over loss of precious lives in helicopter crashaccording to ISPR.
Gen Bajwa also got a phone call from General Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, Chief of General Staff (CGS), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today. “Main of The General Staff of the KSA expressed its deepest condolences over tragic loss of precious lives due to helicopter crash in Lasbel,” ISPR said in a statement. in separate statement.