Claim: Afghan singer Hasiba Noori had been killed in Peshawar
On Monday, social media was ablaze with news that Afghan singer Hasiba Noori had passed away in Pakistan under mysterious circumstances, having taken refuge here after the takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Conflicting news reports emerged on social media where accounts said she had passed away in Peshawar, while others said that she had been killed in Quetta.
A journalist, Izharullah, shut down rumors of Noori’s death in Peshawar, saying that there was no such information available with the police.
However it was senior journalist Iftikhar Firdous who took to his Twitter account to say that the news was fake, and the Afghani singer is alive and well in Quetta.
The Current spoke with Firdous on how he reached out to the Afghan singer, and he revealed that he had managed to get in touch with Noori after contacting at least 300 people for 12 hours. Firdous had a video call with Noori, which confirmed that his source was reliable and the news that she died was fake.
On the viral picture of Noori’s alleged corpse lying in a hospital bed, Firdous revealed that it was taken after a surgery in Karachi, the singer had clarified.
Currently, Noori is in Quetta, and has informed Firdous that she will post a video to squash these rumors.
The claim is false.
The singer also shared a video on her TikTok account to silence the rumors.