Category: Politics

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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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Out of Context

Image used out of context to criticize Sindh govt’s rejection of the Sehat Card

By Areeba Fatima | 06 January 2022 | 07:32 PM Claim: A tweet criticising the rejection of Sehat Card policy in Sindh shared an image…

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Disinformation Campaign

Zaid Hamid has amplified the COVID-19 vaccine disinformation campaign

By Areeba Fatima | 15th June 2021 | 3:41 PM Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid, far-right writer and activist has regularly been posting tweets on his…

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Disinformation Campaign

Defence Budget Swells by 24.5% in PTI government

Mr. Iqbal’s claim about PTI of keeping defence budget stagnant in last three years, is false unless someone comes up with a mathematical rule which approximates 24.5% increase to 0%. Second claim of Former Minister about India’s surge in defence budget by 62% during the same period is proven to be false. However, the third claim about PMLN’s increase in defence budget by 40% during 1st three years of its last tenure, turn out to be true (almost/approximately true, though).

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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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PM Khan did not threaten to dissolve the assemblies

An excerpt of the statement made by Asad Umar has been taken out of context to imply the presence of an imminent threat that Prime Minister Imran Khan may dissolve the assemblies. However, Asad Umar said this in the context of when and if Opposition blackmails Khan into straying from his goal to bring change to Pakistan.

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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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MPA Shamim Akhtar is not Nawaz Sharif’s mother.

Nawas Sharif’s mother died on November 22, 2020. Following her death, a twitter user claimed that she had served as a Member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab in the past. Basic Fact Check confirmed that MPA Shamim Akhtar who who was a member of the Punjab Assembly in the time period 2013-2018 was not Nawaz Sharif’s mother.

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