ISLAMABAD: Fake Facebook accounts used to be a problem faced by teenage girls, but it appears that in Pakistan, they are also becoming a bother for the military and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).

The ISI and the military have formally complained to the Ministry of Information Technology (MOIT) and the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) about the existence of fake accounts of their chiefs on the social networking website.

There are a number of accounts on the website, supposedly belonging to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif and Director General ISI Lt-Gen Rizwan Akhtar and other senior officers such as Gen Haroon Aslam and Gen Asif Haroon.

The military spokesperson said that with the exception of one account belonging to Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa, the rest are all fake.

PTA spokesman Khurram Mehran confirmed to Dawn that the ISI has launched a formal complaint regarding these accounts….see more

source: dawn