An investigation of the malicious social media propaganda following the martyrdom of army officers in the Balochistan helicopter crash has been entrusted to the Federal Investigation Agency.
An inquiry was registered at the FIA Cyber Crime Wing, it emerged on Sunday.
A joint investigation team headed by Additional Director General Cybercrimes Muhammad Jafar has been formed.
The investigation team includes Director Operations Waqar Chauhan, Additional Director Ayaz, and Assistant Director Imran Haider.
Those who embraced martyrdom in the unfortunate incident included, Lt Gen Sarfraz, Brigadier AmjadHanif – whose name had been approved for promotion as major general – Brigadier Khalid, both pilots Major Saeed Ahmed and Major TalhaManan, and crew member NaikMudassarFayyaz.
The DG ISPR issued a press release on Friday, condemning the “highly unacceptable and regretful social media campaign” after the unfortunate incident.”The online campaign caused deep anguish and distress among the families of martyrs and rank and file of the armed forces,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.