Several posts have been doing the rounds on social media claiming that Pak PM Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
The source for the claims, is allegedly a screengrab from the Hindi TV News channel, Aaj Tak. It further claims that the family’s driver has also tested positive for COVID-19. While a servant has shown symptoms, Imran Khan has tested negative.
— Sanjay Dixit ಸಂಜಯ್ ದೀಕ್ಷಿತ್ संजय दीक्षित (@Sanjay_Dixit) April 11, 2020
What’s going on in #Pakistan?@ImranKhanPTI‘s wife #BushraBibi & driver are #coronavirus +ve! 😂@RehamKhan1 as his household insider please shed light🚦on what’s going on behind 🔐doors? 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂@ShekharGupta pic.twitter.com/d70zIT4oxW
— UP_Midlands (@UpMidlands) April 10, 2020
Mujhe To Ye samajh nahi Aa raha Driver aur Bushra BIBI ko Corona Ek saath kaise ho gaya. Imran khan to zadatar Ghar pe he rehte hai 😕 pic.twitter.com/3Qffv031tv
— The Name Is RK 🔥🔥 (@AskAnything_RK) April 10, 2020
We fact-checked the above claims and found them to be false.
Firstly, we did not find any such news by Aaj Tak nor did we find anything on Imran Khan’s official social media accounts.
We noticed that the layout of the viral image is significantly different from some of the bulletins on Aaj Tak’s YouTube channel.
Further on the top left, the word Breaking News is cut off and reads “eaking News”. These mistakes lead us to the conclusion that the viral screengrab is doctored.
Rahul Kanwal, News Director of India Today, also took to Twitter to clarify that the screengrab is FAKE.
— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) April 11, 2020
The above information proves that the viral image is FAKE.
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