Punjab govt rebuts fake notification asking employees to post patriotic tweets.

LAHORE -- The Punjab government has turned down reports that it asked its public relations team to post patriotic tweets - after a notification went viral showing that the Directorate General Public Relations had asked its employees to do so.

The Public Relations Department of Punjab has denied accusations that the viral notification urging 'all DGPR officers ... to create their [Twitter] accounts with [Twitter ids] other than with their own or office names' was circulated by it, adding that "some elements want to fulfil their nefarious purposes under its guise."

'A letter from the Public Relations Department of Punjab is circulating on social media, which is completely fake in its text and structure,' the Punjab government announced on its official Twitter handle on Thursday.

The tweet further added: 'The department has nothing to do with this fake office order. Some elements want to fulfil their nefarious purposes under its guise. There is no official stamp on this fake letter either.'

Recently, a notification allegedly from the department in question began to make rounds on social media, earning the ire of a number of tweeps.


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