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Punjab police reject rumors over child kidnapping gangs

LAHORE: The Punjab police on Thursday dismissed rumors circulating on social media over the emergence of the gang abducting child and deemed the news as ‘false and baseless’. Sharing a post on the social networking website Twitter, the Punjab Police

Ghandigarh University rejects rumours of obscene videos shot of other female students

NEW DELHI: Chandigarh University on Sunday said all the rumours of objectionable and obscene videos shot of other girl students are totally false and baseless. The University further said, no videos were found of any student which are objectionable except

Reports of Maryam Nawaz son Junaid’s arrest for fake degree rejected

LAHORE: A close aide of PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz has rejected social media reports claiming that her son Junaid Safdar has been arrested in London for obtaining a fake degree. Zeshan Malik, Maryam’s political secretary, took to Twitter to clarify the

Fake News: NDMA says UK aid not being sold in Sindh

The Sindh Government and NDMA on Sunday termed news circulating on social media claiming that UK aid is being sold in Sindh as fake news, saying Pakistan hasn’t received any aid from United Kingdom consisting of flour bags. A picture

Police find ‘no evidence’ of rape in Artistic Milliners case

KARACHI: Senior Superintendent of the Police, Korangi, has recently issued a statement in which the cops claimed of finding no evidence of rape against employees of Artistic Milliners. SDPO conducted an investigation and reported that no evidence of any allegations leveled

Fawad Chaudhry’s Twitter account hacked, shares news of Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s death

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Fawad Chaudhry’s Twitter account has been restored after being hacked, which he confirmed. Former federal information minister Fawad Chaudhry’s Twitter account was hacked last night, which was confirmed by the political leader himself this morning, but

Qatar did not offer $2b in cash to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Qatar has not offered immediate provision of $2 billion in cash to Pakistan but renewed its interest in buying the two LNG-fired power plants that Islamabad was initially reluctant to sell without a competitive bidding process. Last week, the

Viral picture of woman is not the wife of Gill’s driver: Police

Islamabad: A picture being circulated online of a woman behind bars is not the wife of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill’s driver and assistant Izhar, Islamabad Police said in a statement. انٹرنیٹ سے پرانی تصویر کو اٹھا کر اپ لوڈ کرکے

Kareena Kapoor denies pregnancy rumours

Kareena Kapoor Khan has clarified the pregnancy rumours. The actress has been spending time in London with Saif Ali Khan and her two sons Taimur and Jeh. As she has continued to post glimpses from their vacation on social media,

SBP denies rumors its foreign exchange reserves dried up

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has rejected rumors claiming its foreign exchange reserves had “dried up. In a tweet SBP clarified its liquid foreign exchange reserves of $8.9 billion are “fully usable.” The central bank’s response came after

Miftah denies reports of hefty expenses on renovating official residence

Federal Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has turned down rumours of using the official residence to stay and clarified that he is not using his official residence nor does he have any intention to move there. The minister was responding to

APML rubbishes news about Musharraf’s death

DUBAI: The All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) on Friday rubbished the reports of former President and Army Chief Pervez Musharraf’s death.  APML is the political party established by Pervez Musharraf after his ouster from the power in 2008. According to APML,

Malik Riaz lambasts fake audio attributed to him

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Bahria Town and well-known businessman Malik Riaz along with his daughter Amber Malik while reacting to a viral call on social media said that the audio attributed to them was fake and legal action was being taken against

‘No plan to further hike petrol prices’, clarifies Miftah after panic spread

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Miftah Ismail Tuesday clarified that the government has no plans to increase the price of petroleum products. The minister earlier in the day had said that the government might further increase the prices of petroleum products in

‘No plan to freeze Foreign Currency Accounts’, govt and State Bank refute rumours

KARACHI: The Government of Pakistan and the State Bank of Pakistan assure all account holders maintaining Foreign Currency Accounts (FCA), Roshan Digital Accounts (RDA) and Safety Deposit Lockers in banks in Pakistan that their accounts and lockers are completely safe,

Govt denies reaching agreement with PTI over long march

ISLAMABAD: The federal government and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have denied reports that an agreement has been reached over the long march to Islamabad. In a tweet, Minister of Information Marriyum Aurangezeb said news of negotiations and agreement between the government

‘Cases against PM and his son Hamza not withdrawn’: FIA terms the news fake 

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday termed the news story related to the withdrawal of cases against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shehbaz and others as “fake news”. The agency’s spokesperson, in

Former CJP Asif Saeed Khosa denies having any social media account

ISLAMABAD: Former chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice retired Asif Saeed Khan Khosa does not have and never had any Twitter or Facebook account, a statement issued by the former CJP’s secretary said Wednesday. According to the statement, any tweet

Asad Majeed calls other Twitter accounts in his name fake

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Asad Majeed has declared all other Twitter accounts operating in his name are fake. It may be recalled that according to the NSC statement, the meeting reviewed the correspondence of the Pakistani

Marriyum dismisses reports of Ehsaas programme, shelters closure

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday denied reports that the incumbent government had closed the Ehsaas programme and the panagah shelters, terming the reports ‘baselesss’. “Lies are being spread by those who are accustomed to lying

Gen Aslam Baig and Ejaz Awan term audio clip attributed to them as ‘fake’

ISLAMABAD: After General (retd) Aslam Baig, Lieutenant General (retd) Haroon Aslam, and Major General (retd) Ijaz Awan have denied the statements attributed to them. General (retd) Haroon Aslam and Major General (retd) Ejaz Awan rejected the statements attributed to them

ISPR terms audio clip attributed to former COAS as fake

ISLAMABAD: Inter-Services Public Relations has clarified that an audio clip attributed to former Chief of Army Staff General (retired) Mirza Aslam Beg being circulated on social media is fake. In a statement, the military’s press wing said it is part

ISPR, Fawad denies ‘baseless’ BBC story related to events at PM House

RAWALPINDI: Former federal minister and PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry and Pakistan Army on Sunday denied a story run by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) related to the ouster of former Prime Minister Imran Khan and the events at the PM House

Sources negate news regarding sacking of Army Chief

ISLAMABAD: Reliable sources have negated the news that Prime Minister Imran Khan is trying to remove Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javid Bajwa. The sources said that PM Imran Khan himself has refuted the news that he is

ECP denies issuing statement on inability to hold early elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday rejected media reports stating that general elections cannot be held within three months. The ECP’s spokesperson issued a clarification stating that no official statement has been released by the commission. “It

Fake news of Katrina Kaif’s death goes viral

NEW DILHI: The death rumors of the famous Bollywood actor and model Katrina Kaif went viral. The fake news made rounds on social media platforms. “At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (March 29, 2022), our beloved actress Katrina Kaif

Fake letter threatening PM Imran Khan’s goes viral on social media

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s claims of receiving a “threatening letter” to topple his government thorough foreign conspiracy have caused a storm in Pakistan. In this regard, a letter is making rounds on social media which has been dismissed as fake.

Fake news spread on social media of Dr Yasmin Rashid’s death

Fake news about the death of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) senior leader and Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid have gone viral on social media. According to details, the false news of Dr Yasmin Rashid’s death due to cancer has been

Has Sindh govt announced new Covid-19 restrictions?  

KARACHI: A notification, making rounds on social media regarding new restrictions imposed to curb rising Omicron cases in Sindh, is ‘fake’. The Sindh health department termed the notification “photoshopped” on its official Twitter handle and debunked all fake news about

Meesha Shafi refutes remarks on resolving issue with Ali Zafar ‘privately’

Singer Meesha Shafi has termed the circulating news of reconciliation with Ali Zafar as baseless. There is news that today at the  Sessions Court during the defamation case hearing filed against her by Ali Zafar, Meesha Shafi said the matter