A resident of Swat, who claims to have prepared the fake video of flogging of a girl in Swat, has termed it drama and revealed that he received Rs. 0.5 million for doing so before the launch of military operation 'Rah-e-Rast', reported Lahore daily, The News on April 2, 2010.
Before the operation 'Rah-e-Rast', an NGO financed preparation of fake video of flogging in which they portrayed the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) members flogging a woman. The provincial government and Malakand Commissioner Syed Muhammad Javed ordered investigations and sought report from the authorities concerned.
After the successful operation in Malakand division, the law-enforcement agencies had arrested the children who were present in the video while a resident of Swat was apprehended by Kohat administration. The children and the arrested man revealed that the video was fake and said that it was made on the demand of Islamabad-based NGO which provided him Rs. 0.5 million.
Sources revealed that woman who was flogged in the video was also arrested and she revealed that she had received Rs. 0.1 million while Rs. 50,000 were given to each child. Sources said that the NGO produced the video to defame the country's integrity and respect.
Sources stated that the law-enforcement agencies dispatched the report about the arrests of the culprits and proposed action against the NGO. They also said that the security agencies also apprehended the TTP workers who flogged the people.