Chaudhry Moonis Elahi is a Pakistani politician from Pakistan Muslim League- Q (Quaid-e-Azam group), who has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since October 2018. He was the Minister for Water Resources from 13th July 2021 till 10th April 2022. His party has been a strong ally of former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, during the no-confidence motion against him.

A screenshot of Pakistani news channel along with notification letter from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) went viral on social media claiming Chaudhry Moonis Elahi has officially joined PTI and is granted ticket for NA-80 constituency for upcoming general elections 2023.

(Screenshot from Twitter post)

(Screenshot from Twitter post)

Debunked Source


In order to verify the claim, we looked for Moonis Elahi’s official twitter account.

(Screenshot from Twitter account)

We found a tweet by Moonis Elahi dated 19th August 2022 denying the claim of joining PTI, he also clarified that circulated notification letter was fake.

Graphical user interface, text

Description automatically generated

(Screenshot from Twitter post)



Manipulated/ Misleading



Our factcheck confirmed that the shared letter claiming Chaudhry Moonis Elahi has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is fabricated and false.

ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis 

Actor Independent social media accounts on Twitter are involved in disseminating fake and misleading content. 
Behavior Multiple social media posts claimed that PML-Q’s Chaudhary Moonis Elahi has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. 
ContentSocial Media posts. 
DegreeThis fake news is a part of on-going narrative winning the war of ruling party and ousted government of PTI. The circulated letter was forged, the target audience were supporters of PTI and opposition supporters to put pressure on them. 
Effect Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Imran Khan are spreading fake news to maximize his popularity and strengthen his stance.