PPP senator shares image of India, claims it’s Thar

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Claim: PPP Senator Gianchan shared an image allegedly showing thick vegetation in Thar after the monsoon season.

Fact: The image in question is actually from Palakkad in India.

On 20 August, PPP Senator Gianchan Tweeted an image of a road surrounded by green hills with the caption “Beauty of Thar.” The Senator, who heads the party’s Tharparkar district chapter, tagged the official Twitter accounts of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto as well as Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.

However, a quick Google Reverse Image Search revealed that the picture is not of Thar, it was actually taken in Kollengode, Palakkad in India.

Good morning , This is one place in our palakkad district , please tell me which place this ??????

Kollengode Palakkad ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಭಾನುವಾರ, ಮೇ 19, 2019

 

Pakistan’s arid Thar region has faced a range of challenges; including but not limited to water scarcity, food shortages, inadequate health facilities, and general lack of basic infrastructure. Misleading images such as the one Tweeted by Senator Gianchan have been shared in the past by PPP officials in order to promote a more positive image of the party’s governance of Sindh.

Summary: A recent image shared by PPP’s Senator Gianchan shows dense vegetation in India’s Kollengode region, not in Pakistan’s Thar region.

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