ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing in a major operation has identified Twitter accounts involved in spreading fake news about the military and the army chief.
A person named Engineer Naveed whose Twitter account (Engr_Naveed111) tweeted a video on his handle claiming that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa attended the Independence Day ceremony at the Pakistan High Commission in London held on August 14, 2022.
However, the video turned out to be a year old when the army chief visited Ukraine in May 2021.
Ukrainian singer, Nataliya Shmarenkova had performed Junaid Jamshed’s iconic patriotic song “Dil Dil Pakistan” in a special function honouring Pakistan’s Independence during army chief’s visit to the country last year.
According to sources, Naveed’s Twitter account belongs to an overseas Pakistani whose real name is Muhammad Naveed Afzal and a resident of Punjab’s Jhang district as per official record.
Afzal is a PTI supporter and followed by party’s Twitter handles, they added.