17:32 GMT21 September 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): The incident occurred just days before the Independence Day of Pakistan (14 August) as well as that of India (15 August). Pakistan’s leading news channel Dawn has issued a statement saying that an investigation has been ordered by the media house.

    The news channels of arch-rivals India and Pakistan are often seen taking aim at each other during their primetime shows. But on Sunday, viewers of Pakistan's Dawn news channel were stunned to see the Indian national flag fluttering across the screen during an advertisement, with the message: “'Happy Independence Day”.

    The incident went viral on social media, with Pakistani nationals sharing screenshots and video snippets of the occurrence. 

    The news channel soon confirmed the incident, clarifying that it had been hacked.

    Netizens in Pakistan targeted the channel and sought to know how a news channel could get hacked.

    While the channel did not clarify where the attack came from, several Pakistani nationals suspected India's hand in the mischief.

    However, their Indian counterparts shared a laugh and mocked the channel for the slip-up. One stated that it was a Pakistani boy irked by the ban on PUBG.

    Others made fun of the Independence Day spelling, which was spelt as “Inepenenece day”

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