Leading Pakistani news channel, Dawn, was hacked on Sunday by anonymous hackers. The incident has now gone viral on social media.
At around 3.30pm in the afternoon, while an advertisement was running on the channel, a tricolour Indian flag appeared on the screen with the message "Happy Independence Day" written on it. The flag and the message stayed on the screen for a while before disappearing.
The incident has been shared on Twitter as well.
Pakistan news channel Dawn hacked, screen shows Indian tricolour, Happy Independence Day message
— Soundar C / சௌந்தர் செ (@soundarc2001) August 3, 2020
Dawn tv, Pakistan says it was hacked, India flag flutters over the screen.
— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) August 2, 2020
Dawn news channels of Pakistan hacked by Hackers
Tri flag on live TV pic.twitter.com/xf4SBvENHj
— News Jockey (@jockey_news) August 2, 2020
Just In: Dawn Channel was hacked and started broadcasting Tiranga!!
— (@TheDangerOP) August 2, 2020
Dawn has issued a statement on Twitter saying that an official investigation has been launched into the matter.
ڈان انتظامیہ نے معاملے کی فوری طور پر تحقیقات کا حکم دے دیا
— DawnNews (@Dawn_News) August 2, 2020
Dawn also released a statement on the incident on their website saying that the viewers would be informed as soon as the investigation was concluded.