Bollywood movie star Shah Rukh Khan did not come to Pakistan after Indian cricket team’s loss in the T20 World Cup

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Claim: The headline of a report recently published by the website nsnews claims that popular Bollywood movie star Shah Rukh Khan came to Pakistan on 24 October, following the Indian cricket team’s defeat to Pakistan in a T20 World Cup Super 12 match.

Fact: Shah Rukh Khan did not come to Pakistan on 24 October after Pakistan’s victory against the Indian cricket team.

On 26 October 2021, a website called nsnews published a story in Urdu with a headline that translated into English reads as: “Welcome to Pakistan – after India’s dreadful defeat in the match Shah Rukh Khan arrives in Pakistan…late night big news.”

Soch Fact Check found that the claim in the headline is false. Further, the substantive content of the article does not match the headline. Shah Rukh Khan’s alleged trip to Pakistan is not mentioned in the body of the article, nor is the recent T20 match against India. Rather, the article discusses a recent tweet by Pakistani television host and crypto entrepreneur Waqar Zaka, in which Zaka encouraged Shah Rukh Khan to leave India and settle in Pakistan along with his family.

Zaka appears to have made this statement in light of recent events involving Shah Rukh Khan and his family.

On 2 October 2021, Shah Rukh Khan’s 23 year old son Aryan Khan was taken into custody by India’s Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for the alleged consumption and possession of recreational drugs while on a cruise ship on course from Mumbai to Goa.

In his tweet, Zaka inferred that Shah Rukh Khan and his family were being mistreated by the Indian authorities on account of the star’s religious beliefs. While this is speculation, the claim made in the headline of the nsnews piece alleging that Shah Rukh Khan travelled to Pakistan is indeed false and misleading.

Conclusion: The headline of the article by nsnews is false and misleading. Shah Rukh Khan did not come to Pakistan on 24 October and the substantive content of the article does not match the headline.

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