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Pakistan Army slams ‘regretful social media campaign’ following helicopter crash

Pakistan Army slams ‘regretful social media campaign’ following the helicopter crash!

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Babar Iftikhar on Friday while speaking on Geo News programme Naya Pakistan, expressed strong disapproval of “false propaganda and insensitive comments that erupted on social media following Amry aviation helicopter crash in Balochistan.

“The way this happens on social media, we have to look into this and reject such elements involved in it,” he said.

“We can do this collectively. That’s why we issued a press release as it was important to highlight this matter. This has to be condemned at every level,” DG ISPR added.

The DG ISPR said there was “extreme anguish and pain” in the ranks of the army and aggrieved families about the “insensitive” comments on social media.

“We can tackle such propaganda collectively and this has to be condemned at every level.”

The statement issued by ISPR noted that the “regretful social media campaign after the unfortunate helicopter crash on Aug 1 has caused deep anguish and distress among Shuhada families and Rank & File of the Armed Forces”.

ISPR asserted that the whole nation stood with the institution “in this difficult time certain insensitive quarters resorted to hurtful and derogatory comments on social media which is unacceptable and highly condemnable”.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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