Islamabad Urges UN To Act Against Fake NGOs Formed By India To Malign Pakistan
Pakistan has strongly reacted to the investigative research by European Union DisinfoLab revealing a massive Indian campaign aimed at defaming Pakistan. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday held a press conference where he read out a statement that urged the United Nations and the UN human Rights Council to set up an investigation against the fake NGO’s India set up to malign Pakistan’s reputation in the international community. The research conducted by DisinfoLab stated that India has been trying to undermine Pakistan’s position within the UN and EU by spreading propaganda and fake news about the country through data collected from fake NGOs and news.
Attending the conference along with the Foreign Minister were Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Moeed Yusuf.
Speaking about the report presented by European Union DisinfoLab, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, “Indian network is working to consolidate more power and improve the image of India and damage the reputation of rival countries so that it can ultimately garner more support for itself from the international community.”
As reported by the DisinfoLab, India with the help of more than 750 fake media outlets reporting across 119 states has been running a 15 year-long operation to spread lies about Pakistan. More than 550 domain names were also registered to create a web of platforms which would help in propagating fake news. This campaign started in 2005 and is still functional. ANI, an Indian news platform is one of the key players in spreading the fake news in India and around the world.
FM Qureshi further urged the international community to take notice of these activities, “Pakistan has been informing the world about India’s activities for a long time. The country also launched a full-fledged campaign against Pakistan with regards to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).”
SAPM National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Moeed Yusuf also in attendance at the conference said that India has breached international laws.”Pakistan will pursue a proactive policy against India’s propaganda and we will convey our narrative and stance to every possible forum,” he said. “Our paradigm is based on economic security and peace while India is pursuing the agenda to hinder Pakistan’s development.”