While we know that the Indian MoD manufactures false propaganda against the Pakistani military, another example of a failed attempt is this article by Indian media site The Print’s Praveen Swami (a known R&AW paid writer), to laughably brandish a private home’s construction as the “expansion” of a religious seminary and mosque in Bahawalpur, which they allege is run by the banned Jaish-e-Muhammad organisation. The article labels its sources as “two sources familiar with the group” and the imagery provided as “by special arrangement”.
A member of the Pakistan Strategic Forum living in Bahawalpur personally visited the site and confirmed that no expansion is being done in Jamia Mosque and that there are not even any plans of expansion in the foreseeable future. Furthermore the article claims the land purchased is in the name of one Abdul Rauf Ashgar, the brother of JeM chief Masood Azhar Alvi. This is also a lie as the land is not in the name of Abdul Rauf Asghar, according to land documents viewed by PSF.
The land adjacent to the Jamia Mosque is also not owned by Abdul Rauf Asghar or anyone from JeM, as claimed in the article. It is owned by two local brothers Fazal Sher and Falak Sher sons of Muhammad Nawaz.
Even the photos attached in the article are old. We would like to ask Mr. Praveen Swami how much exactly he was paid by R&AW to write this article and whether his journalistic integrity was sold in rupees or dollars?