A video has been circulated showing a supporter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) being
tortured by state institutions.

Debunked Source:



Fact Check:

In order to check the claim we analysed keyframes and performed a reverse image search on various search engines.

Through the utilization of reverse imaging techniques it was determined that the shared video is from Laki Marwat, KPK, Pakistan. As per reports the person being tortured is a private driver named Rizwanullah and was tortured on a personal dispute with the owner. KPK province police took swift action and arrested the culprit after video went viral on social media.




False Context/Misleading


Our research confirmed that the video was shared with altered and erroneous context to gain politically motivated benefit.

ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis 

ActorGeneral Public
BehaviorVideo of torture on personal issue shared with Political Bias.
DegreeThe targeted audience of the post was general public. The disinformation was spread on Twitter & Facebook mainly.
EffectThe video was shared with a political bias to manipulate general public and to incite people’s against state institutions.