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Pak’s FIA cracks down on ‘anti-army campaigners’

Islamabad/Lahore: Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has reportedly identified dozens of suspects involved in what it calls an “organised” campaign against the country’s armed forces on social media.

According to the Dawn, dozens of suspects were involved in running an organised campaign on social media against the Pakistan Army.

The action was ordered by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan around a week ago after he took notice of online criticism of the armed forces following the May 10 announcement by the Inter-Services Public Relations, the military’s media affairs wing, of the withdrawal of a tweet that “rejected” the government notification of the findings of a body, set up to investigate a story published in Dawn last year.

The official said the government had asked the FIA’s Counterterrorism Department (CTD) to help trace the “real culprits” in this regard.

He clarified that individuals would be charged only after a detailed forensic analysis of their social media accounts. (ANI)