US seeks help from Pakistan to trace threats to President Trump

The United States has sought Islamabad’s help in tracing threats to US President Donald Trump originating from Pakistan, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) informed the National Assembly Standing Committee on Government Assurances, regretting that it was hard to track down people who posted blasphemous material on social media.

FIA Cyber Crimes direc­tor retired Capt Muhammad Shoaib told the lawmakers that it was hard to identify the culprits behind the posts depicting Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan as Lord Shiva, and the alleged threats made to President Trump.
He said the US authorities had last week contacted the FIA with a complaint that someone had threatened Mr Trump and sought help to identify the person who had sent the message. However, he said that they had been unable to identify the suspect so far.
After the committee meeting, Mr Shoaib told Dawn that the US authorities had been advised to contact the FIA through diplomatic channels — Foreign Office. “We will start investigation after getting a request through diplomatic channels, and after identifying the person who threatened Mr Trump, we will provide information through the same channel,” he said.


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