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Information Minister of Pakistan got slammed by Pak media over sharing fake news

Islamabad, Pakistan: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary shared fake news with media on revenues. The media bodies slammed minister over conveying false information.

Top media organisations of Pakistan have slammed Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s claim that media revenues had increased by 600 per cent between 2018 and 2021, according to Express Tribune.

In a joint statement issued late Monday, media associations including All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), and Pakistan Broadcasters

Association (PBA) took serious notice of Fawad Chaudhry’s tweet and termed it “baseless and incorrect”.

The original source has also already clarified that the figures were printed erroneously due to a technical error.

Further, the statement labelled the minister’s tweet as a “classic example of fake news”.

The statement further added that spreading deliberate disinformation is a classic example of fake news which the minister himself has displayed.

The media bodies also demanded the minister to withdraw his tweet at the earliest.

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