New Delhi (Sputnik): The Pakistani administration has minced no words in denouncing the recent BBC story on alleged human rights abuses in Pakistan.
The story, titled ‘Uncovering Pakistan's Secret Human Rights Abuses' released on 2 June sought to ‘highlight' the ‘murders and tortures' allegedly committed by Pakistani soldiers in mountainous Waziristan while saying that tens of thousands of people had been killed in Pakistan's post-9/11 war on terror.
News story published by BBC on 2nd June 2019, titled “Uncovering Pakistan's Secret Human Rights Abuses” is pack of lies and in violation of journalistic ethos.— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) June 3, 2019
The issue is being formally taken up with BBC authorities. pic.twitter.com/A3QtbXJIkS
Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) for the country's armed forces, in its statement, insisted that the British state media network's story was rife with conjecture. Calling it ‘a pack full of lies', it further accused the BBC of having violated journalistic norms.
"The angling, spinning and credibility of the story is exposed from the fact that contrary to published claim, ISPR only received a judgemental questionnaire via email. In response ISPR offered full opportunity even interaction to know the facts (copy attached). BBC team never responded and did a preconceived conjectured story," the official ISPR release read.
"The issue is being formally taken up with BBC authorities," the release read further.
The BBC story has met with vociferous and heated reproaches from netizens.
The BBC sullied it’s reputation and betrayed its noble traditions by indulging in the kind of pernicious and hateful propaganda associated with the Indian media. A mere protest is not enough. BBC news offices should be closed and correspondents expelled.— Zafar Hilaly (@ZafarHilaly) June 3, 2019
Yes! Take them to the cleaners. @BBCUrdu & their Urdu staff have broken every journalistic code over the last few years. It was simply a malafide campaign against Pakistan. We demand BBC to commence a public enquiry into the complete contents of @BBCUrdu and behaviours of staff— Anjum Kiani (@AnjumKiani) June 3, 2019
There were calls for the British media outlet to be ‘twitterstormed'.
The British Authorities are too slow.— Dr Rita Pal (@dr_rita39) June 3, 2019
Dissect it online and tear it's rationale apart and Twitterstorm it. I failed to do this for you as the person I relied on was too busy with cricket.
The BBC needs to be shown for who they are. An Indian vehicle for propaganda.