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Investigation of malicious propaganda: Govt decides to arrest all involved

The investigation of malicious propaganda against the Lasbela helicopter crash victims on social media has been ongoing as the government has decided to arrest all the people involved after the investigation.

According to media reports, the workers of a political party launched the campaign against Pakistan Army and at least 17 Indian accounts were also involved in the negative social media campaign.

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Cyber Crime Wing (CCW) of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered the case and launched an investigation over the negative propaganda after the martyrdom of army officers in a helicopter crash. Additional Director General Cybercrimes Muhammad Jafar is heading the investigating team that includes Director Operations Waqar Chauhan, Additional Director Ayaz, and Assistant Director Imran Haider.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had condemned the campaign attributing the narrative to “self-righteous political narratives”. He had also stated that the social media campaign belittling and ridiculing the sacrifices of martyrs was horrifying.

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar also condemned the social media campaign after the helicopter crash. He had said that the campaign was to be condemned at every level. ISPR had also stated that the propaganda caused immense pain to the families of the martyrs.

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The helicopter of the Pakistan Army had gone missing on August 1 with six military personnel on board while performing a flood relief operation. Later, it was found in Lasbela near Musa Goth.

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