ISLAMABAD – In a startling revelation, workers of a major political party have been found involved in social media campaigns targeting the martyrs of the Pakistan Army helicopter crash.
Reports in local media said the workers of the political party actively participated in the propaganda campaign that was belittling and ridiculing the sacrifices made by the six army personnel who lost their lives in the deadly accident.
The development comes days after the incumbent government formed a six-member committee comprising members from the FIA, Intelligence Bureau (IB), and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to find the culprits behind the smear campaign.
Investigators reportedly detected hundreds of tweets and found dozens of accounts that were operating from foreign countries including India whereas 204 accounts were being handled by people inside Pakistan.
Data of suspected persons were sent to National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for verification.
The country’s top leadership including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned social media campaigns targeting the martyrs of the Pakistan Army helicopter crash.
Pakistan Army’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), also condemned the social media campaign on the tragic Pakistan Army helicopter crash which left six military personnel martyred.
“The regretful social media campaign after the unfortunate helicopter crash on August 1 has caused deep anguish and distress among Shuhada families and rank and file of the Armed Forces,” ISPR said.
The campaign was started after a military helicopter crashed in the Balochistan province which led to the martyrdom of six army officials including Commander XII Corps Lieutenant General Safraz Ali.
Pakistani rupee's value remained stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal and other currencies in the open market.
On Monday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro rate stands at 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound GBP rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED currently hovers around 77.45 while rate of Saudi Riyal stands at 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The gold remained under pressure as the precious metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.
On the first day of the week, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,000 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,043
A single tola of 22-karat gold costs Rs170,539, while 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs. 192,325 and the price of 18k gold is Rs164,850.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2086, gaining $14.44 on Monday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Karachi||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Quetta||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Attock||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Multan||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|