A video went viral on social media claiming to be visuals of flooding in the international award-winning Bus Rapid Transit project, BRT-Peshawar station.

(Screenshot from Twitter post)

Debunked Source

Fact Check

In order to investigate the claim, we extracted key frames of the shared video and performed a reverse image search. 

Search revealed that the video dates back to 2nd September 2021 from New York, United States of America.

(Screenshot from Meaww news website article)




Misinformation/ False Context



Our fact-check confirmed that the viral video dates back to 2nd September 2022 flooding in New York. The video was shared in a misleading context to mock and defame the BRT project inaugurated by former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis 

Actor Independent social media accounts are involved in disseminating disinformation. 
Behavior Misleading statement was posted to blame previous government for being incompetent. 
ContentSocial Media post. 
DegreeTarget audience of this post was the general public, the purpose of sharing it was to blame PTI for poorly managing the project. No synthetic means were used to make the post viral. 
Effect The post was shared and widely circulated by supporters of ruling parties, and PTI was highly criticized for poor management.