Man held for maligning institutions on social media

ISLAMABAD     -  The FIA Cybercrime Wing has unearthed another fake social media account being used to malign national institutions of the country. The FIA has nabbed Mian Naeem from Kamonki, Gujranwala, over charges of running fake Twitter account in the name of famous actress Syra Yousaf. The account was being used for hate campaign against national institutions since 2019 reportedly on the behest of PTI social media team. After being taken into custody, Mian Naeem has confessed to his crime. In his confessional video, Naeem admitted that he had been running fake Twitter account in name of actress Syra Yousaf ‘over instructions by the PTI social media team’. He said his propaganda tweets from the fake account would attract huge response which gave him more encouragement. In the video, he admitted that he had been doing a crime and also requested for pardon from the national institutions. Mian Naeem will be tried in a court under cybercrime laws, which entail a punishment of seven years rigorous imprisonment.

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