News of an alleged drone strike in North Waziristan has been circulating on Pakistani social media since Sunday.
A report circulating on social media said that the US drone strike in the Shawal area of North Waziristan had killed seven members of the same family and injured three others.
Shawal is located on the border of North and South Waziristan, which has a very small population.
Apparently, the fabric of this news on social media is being linked to the current political situation, in which it is being said that US drone strikes have started after Imran Khan’s departure from the PM’s post and that Imran Khan’s However, the United States could not carry out drone strikes on Pakistan.
But the North Waziristan deputy commissioner denies drone strikes. He termed the news fake and fabricated.
Deputy Commissioner North Waziristan Shahid Ali said in a video message on his Facebook account that no drone strike had taken place anywhere in North Waziristan and that the news circulating on social media was incorrect.
He termed the news as baseless and fabricated and appealed to journalists and social media persons to show responsibility in such sensitive situations and avoid baseless news.
On the other hand, local journalist Noor Behram said in a video message on social media that some sources had reported the drone strike in North Waziristan but later when he contacted the administrative officers and police about it, the attack was confirmed from nowhere.
In this regard, a video is also circulating on social media in which a drone is seen flying, the investigation of which has revealed that this video is from the year 2015.
Most users on social media are questioning whether the news that this drone strike has taken place is true. In addition, it includes consumers who, without confirmation, have come to the conclusion that after the departure of Imran Khan, Pakistan is now under the influence of the United States and the United States can do whatever it wants in Pakistan.
A short history of drone strikes in Pakistan
The US spy drone strikes in Pakistan were launched during the war on terror. According to media reports, a series of drone strikes in Pakistan began in 2004.
Taliban leader Naik Muhammad was reportedly killed in the first drone strike in Pakistan in 2004.
From 2004 to January 1, 2018, a total of 409 US drone strikes were carried out in Pakistan, killing nearly 2,000 people. The attacks also targeted key leaders of banned organizations.