Claim: A picture shows Ali Amin Gandapur crying under the duress of his arrest.

Fact: The picture has been edited by using an Instagram filter.

On April 9, 2023, a picture of Ali Amin, former federal minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) politician, went viral. The image appears to show Amin in tears.

Following his arrest, this picture was posted on several Twitter profiles, with captions mocking him and claiming that he is crying. One such tweet was captioned “غرور اور تکبر کا انجام” [Translation: A result of pride and arrogance].

Fact or Fiction?

Soch Fact Check used  reverse-image tools and concluded that the picture was  doctored with a popular filter found on social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, widely known as the “Amber Heard Crying Filter”. 

We have found the original picture, which was also posted by Twitter users in response to the filtered photograph, here and here. This tweet shows how the filter can be applied to another picture and compares the set of altered and unaltered pictures with Ali Amin Gandapur’s.


On Twitter, we found this image shared here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here

This image was also shared by the Jang newspaper, however, it was shortly deleted. This tweet shares a screenshot of Jang’s tweet. 

The same image was also shared on Facebook here, here, and here.

Conclusion: Ali Amin Gandapur’s crying image is fake.

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