Islamabad, December 25: When it comes to matters of defence and national security, top officials of every country rely on their trusted intelligence networks to keep them informed. However, Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif is not very particular about his sources. This time Asif managed to threaten a nuclear weapons armed country based on fake news reports, and no, he wasn’t referring to India. Also Read - Israeli Rabbi Makes Bizarre Claim, Tells His Followers That COVID-19 Vaccine Will Turn People Gay

In a harshly worded Tweet on the popular social media platform, Asif threatened to nuke Israel. The reason behind the move seems to be because Asif actually believed that Israel would use its nuclear capabilities on Pakistan. This belief was based on a highly questionable news story published on Also Read - 13 People in Israel Suffer From Facial Paralysis After Taking Coronavirus Vaccine Shots | Details Here

The story appeared on December 20th with the title, “Israeli Defense Minister: If Pakistan sends ground troops to Syria on any pretext, we will destroy this country with a nuclear attack.” If the grammatical structure of the piece wasn’t enough to send the Pakistani Defence Minister questioning, the blatantly illegitimate articles positioned around it should have sent off warning signals to the minister. One such story was, “Clinton is staging a military coup against Trump.” Further, the article quoted statements from Israel’s “defence minister” Moshe Yaalon. However, Israel’s defence is Avigdor Lieberman, something that any country’s cabinet minister is expected to know. Also Read - Netanyahu-led Israel Govt Collapses, Sends Country to Fourth Election in Two Years

Quoting the fake story, Khawaja Asif wrote from his official Twitter handle, “Israeli def min threatens nuclear retaliation presuming pak role in Syria against Daesh,” He added, “Israel forgets Pakistan is a Nuclear state too.” The Israeli Defence Ministry gave a befitting reply to the Pakistani Minister. The Ministry’s official handle tweeted out, “The statement attributed to fmr Def Min Yaalon re Pakistan was never said,” the ministry wrote in a Twitter post directed at Mr. Asif. The Israeli ministry added in a second post: “Reports referred to by the Pakistani Def Min are entirely false.”

While Defence Minister Khawaja Asif was extensively mocked for his gaffe on Twitter, One wonders how a man of such position can rely on such reports.