An Afghan journalist, Noor Quraishi, claimed that Pakistani commando Colonel Adil was killed in Panjshir Valley and shared a picture of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Aamir Liaquat.
He shared the picture on his Twitter account, claiming that he [Amir Liaqat] was killed in the clashes with anti-Taliban forces. His tweet translated to, “The first casualty of Pakistani commandos: Colonel Adil died during the fighting in Panjshir.”
د پاکستاني کمانډوانو لومړنی خوندیتوب کرنل عادل په پنجشیرکی د جګړې پرمهال مړ شو pic.twitter.com/DGRXwF6WrU— Noor Quraishi (@noor_quraishii) September 6, 2021
Shortly after the tweet, netizens started mocking the journalist for a faux pas.
Hahaha this post by an anti-Pakistan journalist says— Waseem Abbasi (@Wabbasi007) September 7, 2021
“The first safety of Pakistani commandos: Colonel Adil died during the fighting in Panjshir”…
This is our actor “aamir liaqat ali”… https://t.co/Q66AOUgYyk
Special footage of this solider Enjoying in heaven pic.twitter.com/H47yqOO7PG— Zahra Khan (@ZKhaanAli) September 7, 2021
Fake and misleading news regarding Pakistan’s involvement in Taliban takeover in Afghanistan has been making rounds on social media.
Earlier, a Twitter user had shared a picture of a fighter jet, claiming that a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) plane was shot down in Afghanistan’s Panjshir valley. Later, a fact check by Dawn showed that the picture is actually from 2018 in the United States.
Apart from this, Indian News Channels, Republic TV and Zee Hindustan, ran footage from a video game Arma-3 as visuals stating that it was the PAF attacking the anti-Taliban fighters.