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Imran Khan did not say Gen Asim Munir is a good human being

A false statement has been attributed to him

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Claim: A social media post suggests that Geo News reported, “No one knows General Asim Munir better than me, he is a human being, Imran Khan.”

Fact: The post doing the rounds on social media is doctored. Geo News never reported or shared any such story.

Fact or Fiction?

On 9 April 2023, Twitter user Asad R Chaudhry (@Asadrchaudhry) shared an image that looked like it was posted by Geo News, with a photo of former prime minister Imran Khan and text stating he said that no one knows Gen Munir better than him and the army chief is a good human being.

“جنرل عاصم منیر کو مجھ سے زیادہ کوئی نہیں جانتا، ایک اچھے انسان ہیں، عمران خان [No one knows General Asim Munir better than me, he is a human being, Imran Khan],” the text juxtaposed on the graphic says.

A search with keywords did not yield any results for news reports claiming that Khan said Gen Munir is a good human being. Soch Fact Check could not find any reports by Geo News attributing the viral statement to Khan. 

Manzar Elahi, Editor Digital at Geo News Urdu, clarified in a tweet saying that the “image and news is fake” and the media outlet “never reported or shared any such story.”

Virality:

On Facebook, the claim was posted here, here and here.

The claim can be found here and here on Twitter.

The tweet by @Asadrchaudhry gained significant traction with 24,700 viewing the tweet, 237 retweets, f5 quote tweets and 995 likes.

Conclusion: The viral screenshot suggesting that Imran Khan had said that no one knows army chief Gen Munir better than him and he is a good human being is doctored.

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