Politics

Onlookers did not chant ‘Jiye Bhutto’ during Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s visit to Medina

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari was on an official visit to Saudi Arabia
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Imran Khan did not bow to a Jewish politician

Khan’s BBC interview from 2019 was altered and shared with misleading claim on social media
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Punjab government flag was not hoisted in Azad Kashmir PM house

An old image of Kashmiri politician Sardar Tanveer Ilyas shared with misleading claim
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Viral picture wrongly labeled, does not show Pakistanis arrested in Saudi

Arab media have not reported that culprits will be fined 60,000 Riyals
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Chief Justice of Sri Lanka was not assaulted over “unconstitutional ruling”

The viral images are of a 2015 ink attack on an Indian activist
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Image of PTI Lahore rally is from April 2018, not April 2022

The image allegedly shows people rallying in support of ousted former Prime Minister Imran Khan
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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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Geo News anchor Sana Mirza did not cry in support of Imran Khan

Old video of a female journalist harassed by PTI activists shared with false claim
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Imran Khan’s picture edited onto 2017 Turkey protest poster

Picture goes viral amid protests against Khan’s ouster
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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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Fatima Bhutto did not write a Facebook post in support of Imran Khan

Facebook posts attributed to Fatima Bhutto during no-confidence process against ex-PM are fake
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Ertugrul actor did not call Imran Khan to show his support

Tweets about political turmoil in Pakistan wrongly attributed to actor Engin Altan
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Imran Khan’s message was not displayed on Burj Khalifa

The landmark has never displayed images of Khan.
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Russia did not organize anti-US protests in support of Imran Khan

Doctored image showed people protesting against the United States for allegedly interfering in Pakistan’s internal affairs
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Pervaiz Khattak did not abuse journalists in Parliament elevator

Viral video shows former NA speaker Asad Qaiser using the B-word
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Caller did not insult PM during live telephone session

Social media pages share doctored video of telephone session in midst of tenuous political situation
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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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Video allegedly showing Maryam Nawaz intoxicated is doctored

Facebook user claiming to work for Meta first posted the doctored video
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Salman Iqbal did not apologise to ex-president Zardari on TV talk show

Facebook user shared old clip from 2017 with misleading caption
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Imran Khan did not say Pakistan Army ‘is upset with me’

Doctored image comes amid talks of a no-confidence vote against Khan
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Pakistani columnist shares fake letter claiming American NGO is funding Opposition parties

Letter claims NGO advised against sending Pakistan an invite for a democracy moot
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Snippets of overseas Pakistani woman’s interview from 2021 shared as local resident’ views

Video also shared by special assistant to Khan to bolster agenda
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Aleem Khan has not joined PML-N

Twitter account @abdulaleem_1 does not belong to Aleem Khan
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PTA did not share cell phone data traffic analysis related to Islamabad on 27 March 2022

Posts on social media falsely cite PTA as their official source
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ARY News Talkshow clip did not discuss Saudi Prince’s message to the ruling elite

Video in fact shows the anchor talking about Maulana Fazal ur Rehman
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Picture of distraught elderly woman in line to buy sugar is actually from 2009

Photo likely reshared due to rising inflation at present in Pakistan
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Video of Russia’s Putin being shared in Pakistan with false subtitles

Video being used to claim that Imran Khan’s visit to Russia was successful
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Mongolian public works minister did not set himself on fire

Video is being shared on WhatsApp groups in Pakistan
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Video of a Ukrainian girl confronting a Russian soldier is actually from Palestine

The original video is of Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi confronting Israeli solider
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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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3-year-old report about PTI leader Iftikhar Ahmed Lund reshared on social media

Newspaper clipping of the news report reshared by renowned journalist
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No, the Punjab government has not announced a ‘massive plan’ which will relieve the public of paying for electricity

Article shared old news about Punjab government solar projects with misleading headline
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Social media posts claiming hotels overcharged tourists in Murree amid snowstorm are only half true

Tourists complained that hotels charged between PKR 40,000 and PKR 70,000 per night. In one instance, an egg and small water bottle were allegedly sold for around PKR 300 each, while in another, PKR 5000 was charged for snow chains. But not all hotels in Murree were extorting customers
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False report claims nikah (Muslim marriage) registration process to be digitised across the country

The digitisation of the marriage registration process is not currently underway in the country
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Posts wrongly claim that Pakistan cancelled helicopter deal with Turkey

The ISPR has clarified that the deal has not been ruled out
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Posts falsely attribute quote to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The Quaid never said that “none of us are Sindhi, Balochi, Pathan or Punjabi”
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Clickbait headline wrongly portrays MNA’s resolution on CNICs as having been passed

The resolution was presented in September 2021, following which no further action was taken
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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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This is not an Image of an Italian singer selling her bra

Posts wrongly claim viral image is of Italian singer selling her bra
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‘The Economist’ cover featuring Imran Khan is fake

Doctored cover falsely portrays the magazine’s stance on Imran Khan
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Screaming man in fiery car crash is not Swedish artist Lars Vilks

Years-old video from Russia falsely portrayed as crash that killed artist Lars Vilks
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Viral screenshot showing PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz praising Imran Khan is fake

Fake screenshot shows tweet by PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz calling Imran Khan ‘my hero’
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Doctored image falsely shows Pakistan Army’s ex-spokesperson with Taliban chief

Picture of Major General Asif Ghafoor with two journalists doctored to include the face of Taliban Supreme Leader Akhundzada
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Former Indian Army officers bolster propaganda about Pakistan’s involvement in Afghanistan

Ex-Indian Army officers share images of Pakistani actors as soldiers in Afghanistan
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Punjab has not banned entry of TikTokers and YouTubers in parks … yet

Media reports on ban on entry of TikTokers & YouTubers in Punjab’s parks misleading
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Case of forced conversion, abuse of minor Christian girl debunked

How a pastor’s plea for medical help was misrepresented as a false case of forced conversion.
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Bilawal measures eggs in dozens, not kilos

An eggcellent explanation about Pakistan’s latest viral video.
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