General Qamar Bajwa

Where social media is a blessing, it is also one of the biggest curse prevalent in our society! Social media hackers and members of the general public have created a hoard of fake identities and social media accounts, especially in the name of famous celebrities, making it hard for the users differentiate a real celebrity account from the fake one.

Latest victim to this conspiracy is the new Chief of Army Staff- designate General Qamar Bajwa. General Qamar does not have a social media account, confirmed director-general of the Inter Services Public Relations, reports Dawn News.

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General Qamar Bajwa

His entire social media presence was phony and all his Twitter, Facebook and social media identities by his name were fake, said director-general of the Inter Services Public Relations, Gen Asim Bajwa, in a tweet on Sunday:

Amongst other victims of social media fake accounts conspiracy is the veteran Pakistani poet and writer, Anwar Maqsood. Be it a political issue or sports, media concerns or social issues, there are tweets present on every matter from Anwar Maqsood’s fake account- his account has been active for years!

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In an exclusive interview with Samaa TV in Dubai, Anwar Maqsood clarified that he does not even own a cell phone that supports internet and pictures! Living old school, the writer declared that he does not use a laptop, a smartphone, or even internet that frequently. All his social media accounts are fake, he said.

Is there a solution to this menace? Only time will tell.

Gen Bajwa will take over command from General Raheel Sharif at a ceremony to be held at GHQ on Tuesday, stated the ISPR chief. A ceremony was held at the Joint Staff Headquarters in order to welcome the CJCSC, Gen Hayat today- Monday.

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