Fake News

LAHORE (Staff Report) – While Pakistan Ulma Council (PUC) Chairman Moulana Tahir Ashrafi is in Makkah to perform Hajj a private news channel reported that he has been arrested by Islamabad Police for carrying alcohol.

According to a ‘Breaking News’ of Neo News Ashrafi was rushed to police station immediately after his arrest however authorities allowed him to walk away upon interference of a media person. “Police has recovered bottle of liquor from vehicle of Tahir Ashrafi,” the news channel claimed.

However the ‘Breaking News’ turned out to be completely fake when PUC chief took it to micro-blogging website to rebut the report saying “I am in Makkah and it is enough to prove them as fake”.

Renowned journalist and Chief Editor Daily Pakistan Global Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami also confirmed that Tahir Ashrafi was in Makkah and that his arrest in Islamabad was completely out of question.

Later on Ashrafi requested his friends to stop any further discussion on this topic. “I forgive those who did this before leaving Mina,” he said.