Shahid Masood's fabricated story an attempt to belittle govt's efforts: Ahsan Iqbal

Minister of Interior, Ahsan Iqbal on Friday stated that a spin-off story of TV anchor Shahid Masood regarding alleged bank accounts of accused murderer in Zainab’s case is an attempt to belittle the efforts of government.

Iqbal in his talk said that media and Supreme Court fell for the fabricated story which should be a lesson for everyone to crosscheck what they run.

He also added saying that social media was being used as a tool to fabricate truth and create a new twist over Kasur rape case.

The minister further stated, “This proves how big of a tool of chaos and disruption social media is as it later turned out that the news run by an anchor, on which the Supreme Court also took notice, was entirely make-believe.”

“Make-believe, fictitious and false news stories will be spread by foreign agencies via social media,” he added.

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“This is the election year and we have to make sure that there’s no chaos spread in Pakistan be fully aware of those who spread such propaganda.”

The Supreme Court, taking notice of Masood’s claims, on Thursday had ordered the Punjab police to probe into the TV anchor’s claims that Zainab’s alleged murderer is part of an international racket involved in child pornography and that he held more than 37 foreign currency accounts.

The bench asked the Punjab police to investigate whether the accused, as claimed by Dr Masood, was actually working for some international group involved in child abuse.

During the hearing, Dr Masood also appeared before the bench and said the accused was not a mentally ill person but was part of a racket. He claimed that influential people, including a federal minister, were backing him. He expressed fears that the accused might be killed in police custody.

Iqbal in his address also said that we should be indebted to China for CPEC and those stirring controversies and conspiracies over this matter need to learn that negativity is not going to bear any fruit.

Pakistan is rising, it’s being recognized globally, we have managed a ‘take-off’ and we must continue these policies for Pakistan’s progress.

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