A warning was issued by Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday about fake telephone calls being made to the general public by individuals impersonating as officials of the Pakistan Armed Forces.

"The impersonators try to seek personal details like CNIC and bank accounts on the pretext of census verification," reads the statement issued by military's media wing.

“Please be aware that no such calls are being made from Pakistan Armed Forces,” the ISPR statement added. It further requested the public “not to respond to such calls, and immediately report the matter on ISPR's emergency helpline 1135 and 1125”.

This is not the first time such phone calls have been reported. Earlier in January, similar type of phone calls were made to several people, prompting the ISPR to issue a clarification. The military's media wing had warned the general public against such telephone calls.