The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken strict action against Lt. Gen (r) Amjad Shoaib for sharing “fake news” about Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s meeting with an Israeli delegation, the media reported.
According to the details, the FIA sent a notice to Lt. Gen (r) Amjad Shoaib and summoned him, however, he didn’t show up before the FIA’s Cybercrimes Wing. The FIA said that Lt. Gen (r) Amjad Shoaib has been making baseless analyses and instigating people.
Lt. Gen (r) Amjad Shoaib runs a YouTube channel DDP Analytica – Diplomacy & Politics Analysis, where he critiques and analyzes Pakistan’s political developments, diplomatic issues, and defense matters.
In one of his videos, Lt. Gen (r) Amjad Shoaib claimed that PM Shehbaz met Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett during his visit to Qatar. To clarify, reports had emerged that Shehbaz Sharif arrived in Doha Tuesday on J-756. On Wednesday, a Mossad special missions jet (n467am), arrived from Israel and stayed there for nearly 9 hours.
While providing analyses of the reports, Lt. Gen (r) Amjad Shoaib claimed that it was part of the regime change conspiracy to improve ties between Pakistan and Israel.
Owing to the claims made by Lt. Gen (r) Amjad Shoaib, FIA Cybercrimes Wing is conducting an inquiry against the former military official regarding the allegedly baseless video and has also decided to issue a second notice.
What a sorry state of affairs !
General R Amjad Shoaib has been served with an FIA notice.
He’s President of Ex Servicemen Society Pakistan, a renowned and registered Organization and a veteran Soldier.
Pakistan is under immense Fascism.
— MNA (@Engr_Naveed111) September 7, 2022
Pertinent to mention that the Foreign Office categorically rejected the aspersions of having any meeting of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif or any of Pakistani officials with Israelis in Doha.
Foreign Office spokespersons Asim Iftikhar Ahmed said the assumptions were baseless and unfounded and Pakistan steadfastly supports Palestinians’ inalienable right to self-determination.
FIA crackdown against fake news
FIA had earlier warned of strict against those involved in sharing fake videos on social media. It further urged netizens to refrain from becoming a part of any negative social media campaigns.
According to a statement, FIA has launched an investigation, and strict legal action – in the shape of imprisonment and fines – will be taken against the persons involved in making and spreading these videos.
It urged netizens to stop sharing fake videos and warned that its Cybercrimes Wing was constantly keeping a close eye on social media.