Video of Pakistan PM's parliament speech shared with misleading budget claim
A video has been viewed more than one million times in multiple social media posts that claim it shows Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan delivering a speech to parliament in June 2021 after his government announced its budget for the next fiscal year. But the video has been shared in a misleading context: it actually shows Khan speaking to parliament in March 2021 after winning a vote of confidence in the lower house.
The video was posted here on Facebook on June 29, 2021. It has been viewed more than one million times.
The post's caption reads: "Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address in the National Assembly after passing the budget."
On June 11, 2021, Pakistan announced a budget of 8.4 trillion rupees ($54 billion) for the next fiscal year, AFP reported.
The budget was passed by parliament on June 29, 2021, Pakistani media outlet Dawn News reported here.
The clip has been shared in a misleading context: it shows a speech by Khan from March 2021.
The original video was captioned: “Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan Speech at National Assembly Islamabad (06.03.21)”.
Below are screenshots of the footage in the misleading posts (L) and the video posted by the PTI (R):
Khan did give a speech on June 30, 2021, one day after the new budget was passed.