According to news, a man has been arrested for allegedly creating fake Twitter accounts in the names of retired army officers.
According to sources familiar with the situation, the fake social media accounts were set up to sow political division and discord among Pakistan Army officers.
Fake voice clips of General (retd) Haroon Aslam and General (retd) Mirza Aslam Beg have recently been circulated on social media. Forgery and fraud have become a business in recent years, according to the sources.
Through fake social media accounts, an impression of division in the army’s ranks was created. According to the sources, authorities were tightening the noose around such elements.
Sadaqat Hussain, a resident of Sargodha, said in a confessional video obtained by news resource that he has been running his Twitter account for almost seven years. Sardar Shahzad Ahmed Khan Maken, a political party leader, approached him, and he was subsequently appointed by the PTI social media team in Tehsil Shahpur.
Hussain stated that he was assigned to various groups. He claimed that Talat Kashif, the information secretary for the PTI Canada chapter, taught him about social media trends. He admitted to using the names Maj Gen (R) Muhammad Asghar, Maj Gen Faisal Mushtaq, and others to create fake accounts. According to the suspect, the purpose of the social media account was to give the impression that the retired army officers supported a particular political party.
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