FO rejects fake news against Pakistani diaspora in France from dummy twitter accounts

  • Foreign Office says Pakistani community in France is law abiding and contributing positively to the French economy
Published November 1, 2020

(Karachi) The Foreign Office has taken notice of some fake news regarding Pakistani diaspora in France being spread by some sections of Indian media and dummy twitter accounts. The FO termed the news as baseless and misleading.

In a statement issued on twitter, the Embassy of Pakistan in Paris said: "The Embassy of Pakistan in Paris, France has only one Twitter account @PakInFrance."

It added, "Any other account claiming to represent the Embassy anywhere in France is fake & misleading & may be reported to @Twitter." It is part of "anti-Pakistan propaganda", the foreign office maintained.

The statement stated, "The Pakistani diaspora in France is law abiding and contributing positively to the French economy." It said that there are no complaints from them of difficulties in the aftermath of the recent developments.

Fake news had been circulating on social media that 183 illegal Pakistan residents are ISI agents who are tasked to spread Islamic terror network in France. The fake accounts demanded French President Emmanuel Macron to deport them.

Earlier, the FO rejected the false and baseless media reports claiming that Saudi Arabia voted against Pakistan in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri categorically rejected the story as 'false and baseless' that circulated on segment of the media regarding role of Saudi Arabia in assessment of Pakistan's FATF Action Plan.

It stated that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy strong fraternal ties and the two countries always cooperated with each other on all matters of bilateral, regional and international importance.


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