PML-N Distances Itself From Propaganda Account Suggesting APS Peshawar Was Inside Job
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) official Twitter account on Monday reported a fake account named Maryam Nawaz Fans. The account with over 14,000 followers has been running since November 2017 and tweets in the favour of PML-N. Some of the tweets are against the policy and political structure of PML-N.
On Monday 10 June, PML-N’s official Twitter account denied having anything to do with this fake account. It tweeted at 11:54am that the account was fake and should be reported and blocked by everyone.
Please note that PMLN social media has nothing to do with this account. This malicious propaganda account should be reported and blocked pic.twitter.com/y4XItd7OP3
— PML(N) (@pmln_org) June 10, 2019
The reported account had conducted a poll, asking who was behind the Army Public School Peshawar attack in 2014. The two options included the former chief of army staff General Raheel Sharif and the current Prime Minister Imran Khan.
آرمی پبلک سکول اٹیک پشاورکس نے کروائے تھے ؟
— Maryam Nawaz Fans (@ThinkTankPmlN7) June 9, 2019
Senior PML-N leader and former Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was the first to respond to the tweet. “This is very deplorable tweet”, he tweeted.
This is very deplorable tweet. https://t.co/klOGzTWmm9
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) June 10, 2019
Some two hours later, PML-N official account also announced that it had nothing to do with the ‘malicious propaganda account’.