It has come to light that Khaleej Magazine, a self-proclaimed international media organization, has been engaging in deceptive practices to promote the agenda of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Pakistan. By disguising itself as a UAE-based media entity, Khaleej Magazine aimed to wield influence and create a false perception of international media interest in Imran Khan.

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Fact Check:

Through a meticulous fact-checking process and Open-Source Intelligence Analysis (OSINT Analysis), it has been uncovered that the founder of Khaleej Magazine is Muhammad Zahid Iqbal, a Pakistani national residing in Lahore, Pakistan. Surprisingly, he holds the position of Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Immersive Technologies at Teesside University, England. These findings raise questions about the credibility and authenticity of Khaleej Magazine as a purported international media organization.

Further investigation has revealed that Muhammad Zahid Iqbal, the owner of Khaleej Magazine, had been offering gigs on Upwork, a freelancing platform, to publish articles on their news website for a mere $20. This discovery casts doubts on the integrity and professionalism of Khaleej Magazine as a news outlet.

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Moreover, it has been established that Khaleej Magazine is not a registered media outlet but merely a web-based news page, further diminishing its credibility and standing as a legitimate media organization.

PTI campaigning by Khaleej Magazine in 2022:

In the context of PTI campaigning, Khaleej Magazine’s actions in 2022 have raised concerns. Their efforts to create an illusion of international media interest in Imran Khan and the PTI have been exposed. By leveraging the name of Khaleej Magazine, they manipulated the general public into believing that an international media organization supported Imran Khan and his political agenda.

Conclusion

After conducting a thorough analysis of the findings, it has been determined that Khaleej Magazine, which proclaims itself as an international media organization, has engaged in impersonation to promote the agenda of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) in Pakistan. By disguising as a UAE-based media entity, Khaleej Magazine aimed to influence public opinion and create a false perception of international media interest in Imran Khan.

Through Open-Source Intelligence Analysis (OSINT Analysis), it was revealed that the owner of Khaleej Magazine is Muhammad Zahid Iqbal, a Pakistani national residing in Lahore, Pakistan. He is an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Immersive Technologies at Teesside University, England. It was also discovered that Khaleej Magazine operates as a web-based news page and is not a registered media outlet.

Furthermore, it came to light that Muhammad Zahid Iqbal had posted offers on Upwork, a freelancing platform, to publish articles on Khaleej Magazine’s website for a fee of $20. These findings raise concerns about the credibility and authenticity of Khaleej Magazine’s content.

In reviewing the evidence, it is evident that Khaleej Magazine has engaged in deceptive practices to propagate false and defamatory claims. Their targeted audience, the general public, was misled into believing the support of an international media organization for Imran Khan and the PTI.

Based on the ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis, it is clear that Khaleej Magazine, as a web-based news outlet, engaged in PTI campaigning by creating an illusion of international media interest. The impact of their actions was to mislead the public and influence their perception.

In conclusion, the uncovered evidence exposes the false nature of Khaleej Magazine’s claims and highlights the need for caution when consuming news and verifying the credibility of sources. It is essential to rely on authentic and verified media outlets for accurate information.

ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis 

ActorWeb based News Outlet
BehaviorCreating an illusion of international media interest in Imran Khan.
ContentPTI campaigning
DegreeThe targeted audience of the post was general public.
EffectThe name of Khaleej Time made general public to believe support of International Media Organization for Imran Khan.