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Old photo being linked to wheat crisis in Pakistan

The photo is from 2021

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Claim: A photo shows people in long queues waiting to buy flour bags amid the looming wheat crisis in Pakistan.

Fact: The photo is from 2021 and is unrelated to the current wheat crisis in Pakistan.

Fact or Fiction?

On 8 January 2023, user Usman Farhat shared a photo on Twitter claiming that it shows people queuing up to get flour bags. 

Soch Fact Check found the claim to be false. A Google Reverse Image Search led us to former MPA Hina Pervaiz Butt’s tweet. She shared the photo on 28 December 2021, claiming that it shows people standing in line to buy expensive fertilizer under Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s rule. 

Virality

The claim was found here, here, here and here on Facebook.

On Twitter, the photo was shared here, here, here, here, here, here.

Conclusion: The photo does not show people queuing up to buy flour bags. In fact, it’s an old photo from 2021 which was shared by politician Hina Pervaiz Butt on her Twitter account.

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