Pakistan politicians falsely claim minister 'criticised his own govt' for nationwide power cut

Published on 25/01/2023 at 06:54

Social media accounts supporting Pakistan's main opposition party have shared a video of government minister Ahsan Iqbal with a false claim that it shows him criticising his own party's ruling coalition for a nationwide power breakdown in January 2023. The video in fact shows Iqbal two years earlier -- when his party was in the opposition -- speaking about the government led by then-prime minister Imran Khan after a similar power failure.