Pakistan’s ISI (Inter-Service Intelligence) was able to do something that even the best of seismologists find difficult doing – predict an earthquake coming. Husain Haqqani, the former Pakistan ambassador to the US, posted an Information Report from Rehabilitation Wing of Pakistan’s Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) on Twitter that predicted the ‘likelihood of large-scale earthquake’ which had the capacity to ‘vigorously shake the Asian continental areas, including Pakistan’.
— Husain Haqqani (@husainhaqqani) November 2, 2017
Twitter had a field day with many Tweeps confused about the circular which allegedly came from the Directorate General of ISI. Many questioned the intelligence agency’s competency. Take a look at some of the reactions:
— Canada For Canadians (@VigilantCanada) November 4, 2017
Now this is what I would call an extraordinary “intelligence” agency. ISI predicts an earthquake! Do we need to evacuate Karachi? pic.twitter.com/gg73Jko3RN
— karachi ahab (@karachiahab) November 2, 2017
An earthquake circular from ISI? Wow…what a multitalented spy agency. Maybe mobilising disaster management, disaster being Pak democracy
— Ashok (@itsme_warcraft) November 4, 2017
Either they are too foolish. Or they are too intelligent.
— ARAVIND S KUMAR (@aravindis4u) November 4, 2017
Idiots Services Intelligence.Ignorance to the level dont know earthquakes r as yet not predictable let alone to the accuracy claimed in lttr
— Imran Ahsan Mirza (@imranahsanmirza) November 3, 2017
Wow ISI has got a technology that no one in the entire world has. Forecasting an earthquake. https://t.co/Z9sCSUznjz
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) November 3, 2017
— दीपक (@Rautela) November 3, 2017
One user suggested that ISI might have fallen into the trap of fake news.
ISI got stung by Fake News which has already been busted
Dear ISI stop scrolling down Social Media for “Information”https://t.co/bT4NHUruj7
— Zarnish Kabir (@Zarnishkabir) November 3, 2017
Another user even took a dig at ISI for being able to predict an earthquake but ignored the presence of terror camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
New Nostradamus of Pakistan – ISI predicts earthquake , but can’t see Terror camps in POK !
— anirban chakrabarty (@_Secular_Indian) November 4, 2017
One of the users also expressed their shock at being able to predict earthquakes but having failed to determine the whereabouts of former Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.
ISI ko earthquake ka pata hai pr Usama bin Laden Abbotabad main hai ye ni pata tha
kitnay masoom hain na !
— (@TopPopsFanHere) November 3, 2017
Meanwhile, intelligence agencies recently sounded an alert that ISI may plan 26/11 style terror attacks ahead of the Gujarat elections.