Aimal Wali Khan did not steal money from a flood relief donation pool

Doctored video in reverse play shows Wali khan stealing money


Claim: Awami National Party’s provincial president for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Aimal Wali Khan stole money from a donation pool for flood affectees.

Fact: A video was doctored to play in reverse to make it look like Aimal Wali Khan was stealing money from a donation pool when, in fact, he is adding cash from his pocket.

Fact or Fiction?

A video of Awami National Party’s provincial president Aimal Wali Khan apparently taking money out of a donation pool is being shared on social media. The video, which was taken during one of his recent visits to a flood-affected area in Charsadda, was edited to run in reverse so it looks like he was stealing money when he was actually adding cash to the donation pool..

Commenting on the video, a professional photographer and videographer Tarik Khan told Soch Fact Check that, “it is a clear case of bad video editing and the video circulating is doctored.”

The original, undoctored video can be seen here. In the video, Khan says he brought some money from his zakat to donate before dropping some cash into the donation box. This video is being shared in Pakistan in light of devastating floods which have taken the lives of almost 1,000 people and “badly affected” 30 million, forcing the government to declare a national emergency.


An organic search showed that the doctored video is being shared on multiple social media platforms including Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter. It can be found on Facebook here, here and here and on Twitter here, here and here.

Conclusion: A video showing Aimal Wali Khan stealing money from a donation box has been doctored. The orginal video shows Khan adding cash to the donation pool.


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