Indian flag makes appearance on Pakistan’s Dawn...

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Indian flag makes appearance on Pakistan’s Dawn

 International Desk

 Published: 04:43 PM, 3 August 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Top Pakistani news channel Dawn suddenly broadcast an Indian flag with ‘Happy Independence Day’ text on its screen during a commercial on Sunday. The government has ordered an immediate investigation into the matter.

Dawn said in a statement that they were broadcasting normally on Sunday. The flag of India and the words ‘Happy Independence Day’ suddenly appeared during the advertisement. The text with the flag stays on the screen for a while. Then it disappears. The still images and videos went viral through social media in an instant.

The incident was initially assumed to have been carried out by hacking the broadcasting system. The Dawn administration said they were investigating the incident. The media also said that the viewers will be informed after investigating what actually happened.

Earlier in July, the website of the Director-General of Public Relations of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) was hacked. In a message posted on the website, the Imran Khan administration had been accused of human rights violation.