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Aurat March Poster goes Viral on Twitter

Claim: A placard raised at Aurat March 2022 “God Please Give Me a Penis I Want To Rape Men” Fact: A poster raised at Aurat…

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Ministry of Finance spokesperson lies about India’s inflation rate

By Areeba Fatima | 22 October 2021 | 9:45 AM Claim: India’s rate of inflation was 7.5% in September 2021 Fact: India’s rate of inflation…

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Shabaz Gill lies about the Forbes’ article “20 Most Dangerous Places For Women”

By Areeba Fatima | 21 September 2021 | 6:30 PM Claim: Forbes’ article does not consider Pakistan in the 20 Most Dangerous Places for Women.…

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Tara Baloch is from Iran

By Areeba Fatima | 08 August 2021 | 11:59 PM Claim: Tara Baloch from Balochistan (Pakistan) scored 162 on the Oxford IQ Test Fact: Tara…

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Viral video of General Rani singing is taken out of context

By Areeba Fatima | 2nd June 2021 | 8:59 AM A tweet posted on 29 May 2021 claims to be showing a video of a…

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Former DG FIA Bashir Memon never took back his statement

Former DG FIA Bashir Memon did not take his statement back. In fact it has been consistently the same and he never claimed that PM Imran Khan took Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s name directly with regards to preparing a case against the Justice. Basic Fact Check found Arsalan Khalid’s tweet about Bashir Memon taking back his statement.

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Russian Scientist did not doubt Covid-19’s existence as claimed by Pakistani TV Anchor

The Russian Health Ministry has clearly stated on their website that the coronavirus or COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the “SARS-CoV-2” virus. Moreover, the World Health Organization has clarified on their website that it is a myth that COVID-19 is caused by a bacteria and it is actually a virus. Some of the Facebook posts with different variations of these claims included that antibiotics could be used for treatment. However, the WHO website clarifies that antibiotics will not work against the disease, as a treatment. This also makes it clear that it is not a radioactive particle and does not have any traits matching the same.

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Tableeghi Jamaat was not attacked in Winder, Balochistan.

We established correspondence with the DPO Chief’s office of district Las Bela, under which the area of Winder falls. Officer Abdul Rasheed reported that no attack on the tablighi jamaat was brought to their notice on 15 March 2021.

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