Claim:

An image circulated on social media, alleging that the Afghan government issued a statement regarding the recent attack on Adyala Jail, where former Prime Minister Imran Khan is imprisoned. The purported statement reads: “No Afghan can attack Imran Khan. Afghans love Imran Khan very much. Because of Imran Khan in liberating Afghanistan from America It is a great role. Afghanistan Govt.”.

Virality

On X (formerly Twitter), the video was shared here, here gaining upwards of 44K views. On Instagram here and on TikTok here and here gaining upwards of 1K views.

Fact Check

To verify the claim’s authenticity, a comprehensive fact-checking process was initiated. Mainstream media sources were searched for any reports contradicting the claim, but no such reports were found. Additionally, the official website of theMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan (MOFA), was checked for any statements denying or condemning the incident, but none were found.

Intent

The claim appears to have been widely shared by supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to mislead netizens about the Afghan government’s support for jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan, attributing false statements to bolster his image.

Rating

False/Misleading

Conclusion

Our investigation confirmed that the claim alleging a statement from the Afghan government regarding the attack on Adyala Jail is baseless and unfounded. There is no credible evidence to support such a claim, and no official statements from the Afghan government have been found to corroborate it. This misinformation appears to have been circulated with the intent to propagate false and defamatory claims.