Fawad warns nation about anti-state propaganda

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday asked the nation to be wary of the “false propaganda” against the country, saying that those running social media trends against Pakistan and the army have turned a blind eye to the unfolding situation in Afghanistan.

“The people who run trends against Pakistan and the army from Pakistan’s soil and defend their actions are today turning a blind eye to the situation in Afghanistan. The people are safe only when institutions are strong,” said the minister through his official Twitter account.

“We should be thankful to Allah that the Pakistan Army and other institutions have made a protective circle around us,” the minister said while quoting the example of Afghanistan where the country’s defence has fallen apart.

The minister alleged that over the decades, the Afghan rulers had looted the country’s resources and filled their own pockets instead of developing institutions. “This is the reason that today their (Afghans’) defence has proved a sand wall,” he said.