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‘No-Rape Agreement’ Between Imran Khan & Pak Govt Found To Be Fake

Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Claim
Agreement signed between detained ex-Pak PM Imran Khan, Pakistan government and US ambassador with bizarre “no-rape” conditions

Fact
Letter is fabricated, no such agreement was signed.

A letter has gone viral on social media, purportedly of an agreement signed between former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan,  interior secretary Yousuf Khokhar and the US ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome, where Khan requested certain bizarre “sureties” in case of his recent arrest over corruption charges.  

The three conditions specified in the “letter”, which has the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) letterhead, are (sic) —

1. Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), will not be forced to be naked while being interrogated.

 2. No one will be allowed to Rape Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), specially while he is patient of Piles (Hemorrhoids).

3. Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), will not be tortured with any kind of Rods, Bamboo (Sticks), etc.

The archived versions of the tweets can be seen here and here.

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Imran Khan arrested over corruption charges

The dramatic arrest of PTI chief Imran Khan in a corruption case on Tuesday triggered clashes with police and paramilitary forces across the country, killing nearly a dozen people. The former PM reportedly appeared at court for a bail hearing on Friday, after the Supreme Court ruled his arrest this week as unlawful. Khan was ordered to remain in the bench’s custody under police protection for his own safety until Friday’s court appearance.

Fact check

Newschecker noticed that the letter had several grammatical errors, along with the odd note, which states that US ambassador Donald Blome, described as the only authority Khan could trust, will “supervise the terms and conditions”, raising our doubts

A relevant keyword search led us to this tweet by Geo Fact Check, dated May 10, 2023, stating the viral letter is fake.

According to the second tweet in the thread, an official confirmed that no such agreement was signed between Khan and the US ambassador. 

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The tweet also pointed out that Yousuf Naseem Khokhar, the interior secretary, had retired on March 7, even though the letter is dated May 8.  News reports on Khokhar’s retirement in March can be seen here and here, confirming that the viral agreement was fabricated.

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Conclusion

A fake agreement with “no-rape” sureties between former Pakistan PM Imran Khan, who was arrested on corruption charges, and the government has gone viral.

Result: False

Sources
Tweet, Geo Fact Check, May 10, 2023
Associated Press of Pakistan report, March 7, 2023


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Kushel HM
Kushel HM
Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

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