Did Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar give Pakistan’s PM a donation to build a dam or it was a publicity Stunt by Pakistan’s ruling Party?


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has become famous in photo shopping images, on January 16th 2019 PPP media cell posted images of roads of Thar comparing them in 2009 and 2019

Some PTI followers photoshopped it with the caption The Bajja Desert California and claimed PPP media cell account shared fake pictures and then few journalists endorsed them without any confirmation but at the end it was proved failed effort to defame PPP when people shared original image of Bajja Desert California.

Below are the original and photoshopped image:

Since few days a photo that has been shared by many PTI follwers on Facebook claiming three world’s top footballers handing Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan a large cheque to help build two new dams in Pakistan. The claim is false and the image has been photoshopped from an original photograph posted on Imran Khan’s official Twitter account.

The photograph has been repeatedly posted on Facebook, for example here where it has been shared more than 1,000 times since it was published January 25, 2019.

The post’s caption says: “The great players of the football world present a blank cheque to Prime Minister Imran Khan for dam fund.”

The image appears to show three famous football players, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr posing for a photo while handing over a large cheque to Imran Khan but the photo has been photoshopped from an original, which was posted on Imran Khan’s official twitter account on December 31, 2018.

The original photo shows a delegation of expatriate Pakistanis from Dubai presenting a contribution for the dam fund to PM Imran Khan with caption “PM Imran Khan has appreciated generous contribution and donations of the overseas Pakistanis in Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams fund. He was talking to a delegation of overseas Pakistanis from Dubai, who called on him in Islamabad and presented a cheque of $918,510 for #DamFund.”

The image was also published by the state-run Associated Press of Pakistan and can be seen on their website here.

Below is side by side comparison of the original and fake photographs:

Another cheap publicity Stunt by Pakistan’s ruling Party miserably failed.


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