Pakistan’s Senate passes resolution seeking stern action against anti-army propaganda


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ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday adopted a resolution advocating for stringent action against individuals engaged in “malicious and negative propaganda” targeting the armed forces.

Originally proposed by PPP Senator Bahramanad Khan Tangi, the resolution initially called for a ten-year disqualification from public office for those implicated in such activities against the armed forces and other security agencies of Pakistan.

However, during today’s session, Tangi disclosed that he had revised the resolution, eliminating the call for a decade-long disqualification and emphasizing the pursuit of legal actions. The resolution voiced profound concern regarding the prevalence of “negative and malicious propaganda against the armed forces and other security agencies on various social media platforms.”

It underscored the significant sacrifices made by the armed forces and other security agencies in the ongoing battle against terrorism and for the defense and safeguarding of the country’s borders. The resolution acknowledged the imperative role of a robust army and security agencies in the defence of the nation, particularly in the context of a challenging geopolitical environment.

Consequently, the Senate of Pakistan recommended that the government take requisite measures to mete out severe punishment, in accordance with the law, for individuals identified as participants in negative and malicious propaganda against the armed forces and other security agencies of Pakistan, as outlined in the resolution.

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