2,550 luxury cars for Armed Forces: Government clarifies the social media report
ISLAMABAD - A fake letter found circulating on social media about the provision of as many as 2550 cars of the Atlas Honda to Pakistan’s armed forces for its staff.
The letter has been shared by many prominent personalities including some renowned journalists.
But, Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari, rejected the document as fake and squashed those who shared it.
“Oh for heaven sakes the letter is an obvious fake as well as an absurdity! But carry on if it allows a catharsis for some!,” tweeted Shireen Mazari.
Sources privy to the matter have also rejected the letter to be ‘nothing but a piece of garbage.’
“There are several things to notice about the letter. (a) The department mentioned in the letter does not deal with buying or selling of vehicles for the forces. (b) The department mentioned in the letter has no Brigadier under this name. (c) This level of operations requires a go-ahead from the higher rank officer in army’s chain of command,” informed the sources.
This is not the first time that social media warriors have attempted to manipulate the naive people of the country. Ever since the new government took control, the rumour mill has speeded up churning the fake news.