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The Supreme Court of Pakistan has clarified that Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa has no account on any social media website. The statement was issued by the court’s public relations officer after a few Twitter accounts were created by the name of CJP Asif Saeed Khosa.
The statement said that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) have been directed to block all such accounts and take action against the users.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has clarified that Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa has no account on any social media website.
Khosa took oath as the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony at Aiwan-i-Sadr in Islamabad on Friday. He will remain the country’s top judge for approximately 337 days and is scheduled to retire on Dec 21, 2019.
Fake social media accounts have been an issue over the past few years and many politicians and top officials often have to clarify that certain social media accounts operating with their names are in fact not their accounts.
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Since the news in this era emerges from the Twitter accounts as celebrities, politicians, and government officials often release statements from their respective Twitter handles, ‘fake social media accounts’ have become a dangerous trend as statements of grave consequences are attributed to people for the sake of propaganda.