There are fake reports circulating on social media that Facebook is planning on opening its office in Pakistan. The reports state that Facebook is in talks with Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Director Humayun Bashir. However, these reports have been confirms are fake by the FIA in a press release.
“It has been noticed that a fake news regarding opening of Facebook office in Pakistan is circulating in media.” said the press release. “No such official statement was made by FIA and the same is strongly denied.” it added. Furthermore, the press release said the story mentioned the name of an FIA officer (Humayun Bashir) which is misleading.
“FIA strongly condemns publishing of such baseless stories without confirmation and authentication.” the press release concluded.
Earlier, there were many media outlets reporting that Facebook’s representative Michael and FIA Director Bashir were in talks regarding Facebook opening an office in Pakistan. However, there is no truth to such news as stated by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in a press release.
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