‘Fake news’ says Islamabad to Indian media reports on deportation of Pakistanis from France

Statesman Report

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office condemned "fake news" by Indian media outlets regarding the Pakistani community in France following recent incidents including the display of blasphemous cartoons, beheading of a middle school teacher in Paris and murder of three people in a Nice church, APP reported on Sunday.

FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chadhri, in a statement, said that Pakistan has "noticed some fake news with regard to the Pakistani diaspora in France being spread by some sections of Indian media and dummy Twitter accounts".

He was referring to tweets by a Twitter account, pretending to be run by the Pakistan embassy in France, which claimed that the French authorities were deporting Pakistani citizens following Prime Minister Imran Khan's remarks regarding President Emanuel Macron. Prime Minister Imran had denounced what he called was "encouragement of Islamophobia" by Macron. ion":"0","daily_received_length_with_data_reduction_proxy_e