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PTA urges public to refrain from circulating fake news regarding shutting down services of cellular company

PTA refutes news circulating on social media that is advising mobile users to quit services of cellular company

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, PTA has issued a clarification about a notification being circulated on various social media platforms about the suspension of a telecom company’s services in the country. The notification circulating is fake and has urged the public to refrain from spreading this fake news.

The notification being circulated in social media is misleading the general public, asking them to switch to another mobile network or consume their mobile credit before December 11, 2019, making a false claim that the services of a private company would no longer be available in the country.

In a statement issued on social media, PTA stated, “PTA is aware of a false advertisement circulating via WhatsApp chat groups for users of a mobile operator. PTA clarifies that the aforementioned advertisement is fake”.

https://twitter.com/PTAofficialpk/status/1198610549568786432

And has urged the public to refrain from circulating it since it might generate confusion and inconvenience for consumers.

Furthermore, PTA said that the public is advised to always check official information sources such as PTA’s website or its Twitter & Facebook page for the latest news and updates.

https://twitter.com/PTAofficialpk/status/1198610554623053825

the authorSaman 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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