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April 7, 2020

Hazara police monitoring panic creators on social media

Peshawar

April 7, 2020

MANSEHRA: The Hazara police have started monitoring of social media to take to task those creating panic and a sense of insecurity among people about Covid-19 through fake and unfounded contents on Facebook and YouTube.

“We have been monitoring Covid-19 related activities on social media since deputy inspector general of police Hazara ordered a crackdown against those using this outlet for propaganda purpose,” District Police Officer Sadiq Baloch told reporters here on Monday. He said that there was seen a major cut in the contents on social media about the Covid-19 since Hazara DIG Qazi Jamilur Rehman ordered the crackdown last week. “Though we have identified such websites and groups still misusing social media platform creating a sense of insecurity through unfounded stories but it would be premature to say anything about them,” said Baloch. He said that though the police were also engaged with coronavirus emergency, even then they had succeeded in busting the gangs of robbers and seizing cash and stolen goods worth over Rs9 million. “We have also seized 35 arms of various kinds and 1,300 cartridges,” said the official. The official said to maintain law and order as many as 34 outlaws wanted in murder and attempted murders were also arrested.