The advent of social media has given rise to a virtual problem that is causing trouble in the real world — fake news.
Fake news circulating on virtual platforms has taken individuals from all spheres of life in its fold including Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Recently, a video that went viral on social media, showed ‘PM Imran’ commuting from his Bani Gala residence to the Prime Minister Office in a Suzuki Mehran.
While fans and followers of the cricketer-turned-politician were quick to share the news, skeptics expressed doubt on the authenticity of the information.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) social media wing clarified through a Twitter message that the news was not true.
A man — a resident of Nowshera who teaches English — was mistook for the prime minister.
The video shows the man, somewhat resembling PM Imran from afar, driving a Suzuki Mehran in the federal capital. A few students can also be seen shouting in excitement upon seeing the ‘prime minister’ who responds by waving at them.