The Punjab authorities has turned down reports that it asked its nationalist relations squad to station patriotic tweets — aft a notification went viral showing that the Directorate General Public Relations had asked its employees to bash so.
The Public Relations Department of Punjab has denied accusations that the viral notification urging “all DGPR officers … to make their [Twitter] accounts with [Twitter ids] different than with their ain oregon bureau names” was circulated by it, adding that "some elements privation to fulfil their nefarious purposes nether its guise."
“A missive from the Public Relations Department of Punjab is circulating connected societal media, which is wholly fake successful its substance and structure,” the Punjab authorities announced connected its authoritative Twitter grip connected Thursday.
The tweet further added: “The section has thing to bash with this fake bureau order. Some elements privation to fulfil their nefarious purposes nether its guise. There is nary authoritative stamp connected this fake missive either.”
Recently, a notification allegedly from the section successful question began to marque rounds connected societal media, earning the ire of a fig of tweeps.
“The competent authorization has directed each DGPR officers posted astatine HQs office, Divisions and districts to make their tweeter accounts with tweeter Id different than with their ain oregon bureau names. (For illustration "love Pakistan", "Pakistan Zindabad", "Beautyful Pakistan", "Pak Dharti", "Brave People" etc). The task whitethorn beryllium accomplished till time connected June, 02, 2023 positively. It whitethorn beryllium treated arsenic apical priority. The caller tweeter Ids whitethorn beryllium shared with nether signed astatine 0333-4969316 successful box,” the notification read.
Various journalists and Twitter users reshared the document, coming down hard connected the authorities for utilizing authorities machinery to make Twitter propaganda.
However, the spelling inconsistencies on with errors successful the dates written successful the notification are glaring mistakes. Moreover, the papers carries nary stamp from the applicable bodies.