Pakistan’s political sphere is quite heated up once again while the political rivalry is taking interesting turns. However, while different perspectives are important as they educate the people on multiple perspectives, often it raises the concerns regarding the misinformation and fake news.
PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal also had to face an embarrassing situation in this regard, as he went on sharing a piece of unverified news and writing about it. Yesterday he shared a claim made by a fake page, expressing his ‘shock’ over it. The picture he said made unverified claims about the former Chief Justice Saqib Nisar. He has been previously criticized for his activities out of his domain and is responsible for political influence.
The picture read:
Former Chief Justice Saqib Nisar told a gathering in Toronto PTI would have never come to power without his campaign for PTI, confirmed he met Imran Khan 8 times at night during Panama hearing and spared him in his Niazi Offshore case because he had no money trail, said he loves PTI.
Ahsan Iqbal showed his surprise and ”shock” at a statement attributed to him regarding his alleged support to Prime Minister Imran Khan and his party during the Panama case hearing.
This claim was made by an account named Sidrah Memon, an alleged former Pakistani national, in a tweet. However, without verifying the authenticity of the account, Ahsan Iqbal quoted it saying:
“This is serious stuff can’t believe. Can anyone confirm?” – Iqbal questioned.
This is serious stuff can’t believe. Can anyone confirm? pic.twitter.com/2NWdomdoYq
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) March 24, 2019
However, he had to face embarrassment as the people who attended it went on schooling him, saying former CJP made no such statements and it is fabricated. They further suggested to him that a man of such stature should check authenticity before posting something.
I was there in person at this event and the former CJ never said anything like this. Why would you quote a random account without confirming?
— Adeel Habib (@Adeel786) March 24, 2019
This is a fake account and you should be held under law for quoting such fake accounts with no identity
— Dr Farhan K Virk (@FarhanKVirk) March 24, 2019
احسن بھائی۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔ ???
آپ تو غلط بیانی اور ایسے سٹف کی تشہیر میں حصہ نہ ڈالیں جس کا مقصد محض ارٹیز کا حصول ہو یا پراپگینڈا
— افشاں مصعب (@AfshanMasab) March 24, 2019
ایک ہی ٹوئیٹ میں کہہ رہا ہے کہ "serious stuff" ساتھ ہی پوچھ رہا ہے کوئی کنفرم کرسکتا ہے؟
او بھائی! تم لوگ پاگل ہوچکے ہو؟ بن رہے ہو؟ یا بننے کے قریب ہو؟ نکل آؤ 90 کی دہائی سے، یہ ملک بہت بدل چکا ہے۔
— Ahmad Baig (@MAhmedbaig) March 24, 2019
لعنت ڈبل کردیں یہ اسوقت وزیرداخلہ بھی تھا۔
— Jawad Haider (@JawadHaider) March 24, 2019
جی ھم کنفرم کر رھے ھیں جھوٹ ھے۔ کوئ اور حکم۔
— Chaudhry Nadeem Tufail (@maskeench) March 24, 2019
He further added that he also helped IK in becoming the best cricket all-rounder and with the same help he continued to go on and win the CWC92. He added that it was he who worked to build SKMCH and NAMAL clg only to have IK take its credit. Saqib Nisar really loves PTI&IK LOL?
— Naveed Malik (@NaveedM78) March 24, 2019
Yes I can confirm.
He also said, he convinced Allama Iqbal to make his historic address re a separate homeland.
— Mohsin (@Mohsin_Z7) March 24, 2019
It is normal common sense
If a person has met eight times and he would be so dum to Announce that publically now ?
Or you just trying to catch fishes from cows urine (like your dear friends across the border )
— ??????? (@ShakeelSNK) March 24, 2019
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