Twitter claims Cross Firing at the Sialkot Border

Twitter claims Cross Firing at the Sialkot Border

February 27, 2019 0

Throughout Tuesday, the news was rife with reports of Line of Control violation by Indian Air Forces and the subsequent payload drop at Balakot. While India claims 350 militants of JeM, a militant group that took responsibility for the Pulwama attack, have been targeted and killed, Pakistan has assured that there were no casualties.

Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, issued a strong statement following India’s excursion stating that Pakistan will retaliate at a time and place of it’s choosing.

Past midnight on Tuesday, while news channels aired routine programs, many people took to twitter to report that heavy firing is taking place across the Sialkot border. The news is as yet unverified by the government and credible news channels.

It is quite possible that people are trying to raise hue and cry, considering the already tense political situation. The hashtag ‘#Sialkot’ has already replaced ‘#IndianFailedStrike’ for the number one trending spot on Twitter.

International journalist for Dawn News and Samaa TV tweets about the situation at Sialkot

Civilians have also taken to twitter for updates

Many tweets containing videos claim firing is taking place at the Sialkot LoC. The credibility of the videos is being questioned.

Pakistanis from other cities are also reporting on unusual activities

However, the counter narrative states that news about firing near Sialkot LoC is fake

Samah Akhtar