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Fact Check: Fake notification regarding Eid holidays circulating on social media

ISLAMABAD: A notification, making rounds in media groups regarding three-day public holidays in Pakistan on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, is ‘fake’.   According to the ‘fake’ notification, the government has announced public holidays from 21 to 23rd July on the

Fake News Alert: Govt has not banned mobile phones in Madrassahs

KARACHI: Reports abound on social media that the PTI-led federal government has banned the use of mobile phones in madrassahs after the controversy of Mufti Aziz ur Rehman. Taking to Twitter, a user, while quoting sources, wrote, “Mobile phones have

Fake News Alert: Fawad Chaudhry didn’t call for imposing Governor’s rule in Sindh

A caption of a TV channel attributed to Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has been declared as false and misleading. This was also revealed by Imran Ghazali, who heads the Digital Media Wing which works to effectively

Fake news alert: Nobel laureate Luc didn’t say Covid vaccine recipients will die in 2-years

FRANCE: As if the panic created by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic was not enough, a viral statement attributed to French virologist and Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier has left people startled and scared. According to the statement, all those who have

Fake news alert: An sms is trying to lure people with Ehsaas Cash program

KARACHI: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar has said that all official messages from the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program are sent via the number 8171 and any other numbers sending messages

Fact Check: No country has banned the use of China’s Sinopharm vaccine

As the country is battling the third wave of the novel coronavirus, a misinformation anti-vaccine campaign on mythical hazards has been doing the rounds on social media. There is nothing new in Pakistanis, including medical practitioners, entertaining doubts about vaccinations

Fact Check: Govt has not announced five-day Eid holidays

ISLAMABAD: A fake notification had been making rounds in media groups regarding five-day public holidays in Pakistan on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr amid COVID-19 pandemic. According to the ‘face’ notification, the government has announced public holidays from 13th May to

Fact Check: Meesha’s imprisonment reports are fake

KARACHI: Singer Meesha Shafi who filed a sexual harassment case against pop star Ali Zafar, has rejected the news regarding three years of imprisonment in jail for ‘criminal defamation’ over damage to Zafar’s reputation, circulating on different media at national