The interior ministry has directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to initiate a probe against those responsible for running fake pictures and baseless rumors on social media platforms regarding important officials of government and judiciary, it has been learnt.
The Ministry of Interior informed on Thursday that it had obtained a court order allowing it to probe against those running negative propaganda campaigns on social media against state institutions.
Following the court order, the ministry has contacted several social media groups to share information related to the matter, read the statement.
“FIA has been directed to initiate probe on fast track basis against those maligning the state institutions,” it said.
The action has been taken to unearth the true motive behind these ill-intended campaigns, so that they could be brought before the court of law, the ministry said.