Hamna Iqbal Baig

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Bill Gates’ Twitter account has not been suspended

A screenshot claims the suspension took place following Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover
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Video of US rally for Imran Khan is from a celebration in Senegal

The clip shows football fans in Senegal celebrating their national team’s win
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Misleading claim about Sehat Cards go viral

The Sehat Sahulat Programme has not been halted across Pakistan
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Azerbaijan President did not comment on Pakistan’s political crisis

Claims state that he bashed opposition parties and backed Imran Khan ahead of the no-confidence vote
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Claims about new online voting system for overseas Pakistanis are false

NADRA rejected claims about online system for overseas voting
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Misleading Dawn headline fuels confusion around ECP statement on early elections

Media reports say not possible for ECP to hold elections within 3 months
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Pakistan does not have the lowest unemployment rate in South Asia

Bhutan outranked other countries with an unemployment rate of 3.6% in 2020.
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PM Imran Khan did not praise Indian Army

Khan’s quote regarding India’s foreign policy has been misrepresented.
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Five men convicted in Usman Mirza case not six

The convicts, in fact, were five including Usman Mirza.
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Posts wrongly claim viruses infected poultry in southern Pakistan

Viral posts mention Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus and Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD).
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The government has not announced a three-day public holiday across Pakistan

The announcement applies only to Islamabad due to the OIC Conference
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Posts carry Pakistan Embassy Algeria’s hacked account’s tweet as news

The tweet is about the evacuation of Pakistani students from Ukraine
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Photos of French President being shared with false claim

The photos do not depict Macron after a call with Putin on 8 March 2022
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Rashid Khan will not play in the PSL 2022 final

The cricketer represents Lahore Qalandars in the league
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Lay’s snacks sold in Pakistan do not contain pork

The food additive E631 found in the products is derived from plants
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PM Imran Khan did not say tax rate is now zero percent

He said that registered IT freelancers will be exempt from all forms of tax
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Posts carry misleading claims about State Bank of Pakistan chief’s salary

Posts claim SBP chief receives a monthly salary of PKR 15 million
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Lahore court did not issue an arrest warrant for Leena Ghani

Ghani has been accused of running a social media smear campaign against Ali Zafar
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Top Pakistani TV channels carry parody account’s tweet as news

They attributed a fake tweet to Finance Ministry spokesperson Muzzammil Aslam
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Posts wrongly claim China created world’s first plastic woman

The video is from the adventure game, Detroit: Become Human
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Lahore is not the centre of the Coronavirus Omicron variant in Pakistan

Some other cities have a higher COVID-19 positivity rate than Lahore
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Reports make misleading claims about indoor dining ban in Pakistan

The ban is in place in cities with a COVID-19 positivity rate over 10%
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Posts wrongly claim video depicts Taliban destroying phones in Afghanistan

The video is from a destruction ceremony held by Pakistan Customs
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Reports make misleading claims about school closure in Sindh amidst COVID wave

The provincial govt says decisions to be taken in line with recommendations of the NCOC
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Dubai salons are not selling lice for hair treatment

Old news from 2016 being reshared as new by Pakistani outlets
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Misleading report misrepresents Ahsan Iqbal’s comment about CSS exam

Ahsan Iqbal did not say that the CSS exam should be conducted solely in Urdu
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Posts falsely claim photo shows world’s first transparent car made by Germany

The viral photo actually depicts a car mock-up from a 2015 auto show
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