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Old Photo Of Imran Khan Casting Vote Shared As From 2024 Pakistani General Elections

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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

Photo of jailed former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan casts his vote from Adiala Jail for the general elections, which were held on February 8.

 Tight Contest

Voting concluded in Pakistan on Thursday at 5pm amid reports of escalating militant attacks and allegations of electoral misconduct, raising concerns about the integrity of the vote and the likelihood of a coalition government formation due to deep political divisions. A total of 265 seats were contested in Thursday’s election.The Election Commission of Pakistan began announcing results on Friday with media reportedly showing a close contest between Nawaz Sharif-led PML-N, Bilawal Bhutto’s PPP and Imran Khan’s PTI-backed Independents.

Fact

Newschecker ran a reverse image search of the photo, which led us to this Facebook post by Imran Khan’s official page, dated October 14, 2018, stating Prime Minister Imran Khan had cast  his vote in the NA-53 constituency earlier today.

The same photo was posted by his party PTI’s Facebook page, confirming that it was an old photo being shared as recent. We also came across this news report from Pakistani media outlet 24News HD, dated October 14, 2018, stating that Khan had cast his vote for the by-elections that took place across Pakistan on October 14, 2018. We also learnt that Khan on Thursday had cast his vote for the 2024 general elections by a postal ballot from Adiala Jail.

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Result: False

Source
Facebook post, Imran Khan, October 14, 2018
Youtube video, 24NewsHD, October 14, 2018


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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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