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Maryam Nawaz did not say PTI supporters are jealous of her beauty

The newsgrab doing the rounds on social media is doctored

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Claim: A news grab of Hum News’ bulletin suggests that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz has said that people from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf are jealous of her beauty. 

Fact: The media outlet did not air any such news, nor did the PML-N leader make any such comment. The news grab doing the rounds on social media is doctored.

Fact or Fiction?

On 6 February 2023, Twitter user Shehr Bano Official (@OfficialShehr) shared a news grab of a Hum News bulletin claiming that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is jealous of her because she is beautiful.

“پی ٹی آئی والے مجھ سے اسلئیے بھی حسد کرتے ہیں کہ میں خوبصورت ہوں – مریم نواز [PTI people are jealous of me because I am beautiful, Maryam Nawaz],” the text reads.

Soch Fact Check found the claim to be false. Hum News clarified via a tweet that the news being linked to the media outlet is fake as the channel did not air any such statement given by Nawaz. They also stated that the screengrab doing the rounds on social media is doctored.

Soch Fact Check ascertained that the photo featured in the screenshot is from Nawaz’s 6 February 2023 presser. We searched Google with the keywords “Maryam Nawaz Press Conference 6 February 2023” which led to a YouTube video posted by Samaa TV. Nawaz did not make any statement about PTI being jealous of her beauty during the presser. 

Virality:

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

The claim was posted here, here, here, here, here and here on Twitter.

Soch Fact Check found that Twitter user — @amber_rj —  tweet gained significant traction, with over 122,900 viewing the post, 1,782 retweets, and 3,911 likes, at the time of writing. 

Shehr Bano Official’s tweet received 98,100 views, 1,152 retweets and 4,674 likes, as of writing time.

Conclusion: The news grab features a photo from a February 2023 presser during which Maryam did not make any statement about PTI being jealous of her beauty. Hum News clarified that the channel did not air any such news, and the screengrab is doctored.

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