Pakistani Media Fakes Wikileaks-Cables

 

„A cable from US Embassy in Islamabad leaked by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks disclosed that there were enough evidences of Indian involvement in Waziristan and other tribal areas of Pakistan as well as Balochistan.“

– on December 9th, „The News“, a major Pakistani newspaper outlet, was boosting its frontpage news. It seems like the Wikileaks diplomatic cables released two weeks ago revealed Pakistan´s arch-rival India was supporting Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in the tribal areas of Waziristan.

„Another cable indicated involvement of top Indian Army leadership in engaging Hindu extremist militants to carry out certain terror operations to keep Indian Muslims on the back foot and to keep pressure on neighbouring Pakistan’s Army and intelligence agencies, particularly the Inter-Services Intelligence.“, the News wrote.

Meanwhile, several foreign and Pakistani journalists managed to find out that the alleged cables published not only by „The News“ but several other Pakistani newspapers, were in fact fake. None of the real Wikileaks documents holds information about Indian involvment in internal Pakistani affairs or support for Pakistani terror groups fighting the government of Islamabad.

The British Guardian had an article about Pakistani media´s false report and cited some editors of the newspapers as saying the publication was a mistake due to „“agencies‘ copy“. Islamabad-based news agency „Online News“ was held responsible for spreading the fake news on the alleged Wikileaks cables.

Read the Guardian´s article about „Pakistan Media publish fake Wikileaks cables attacking India“ here.

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