A video went viral on social media that shows Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Chairman, Nawaz Sharif, thrashing Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and his cabinet for poor performance which led Pakistan to economic crisis, he can also be heard praising former Prime Minister and Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan. 

(Screenshot from Twitter post)

(Screenshot from Twitter post)

Debunked Source


In order to verify the claim, we searched for keywords “Nawaz Sharif Speech ” on YouTube and found a video with matching visuals, the video was posted on 23rd December,2021. 

(Screenshot from YouTube post)

It can be seen that the video was cropped and mirrored. The speech is shared with false context. 



Manipulated/ Misleading



Our fact-check confirmed that the shared video is edited, video was cropped and mirrored. The speech is shared with false context and fake voice over was added. In his speech, Nawaz Sharif was admiring Shahbaz Sharif for his efforts and criticizing Imran Khan and his government. 

ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis 

Actor Independent social media accounts that are affiliated with PTI are involved in spreading disinformation. 
Behavior A social media post claims that Chairman PML-N is bashing current PM, his younger brother, and praising former prime minister Imran Khan for his efforts. 
ContentSocial Media posts. 
DegreeThe posted video is cropped and mirrored. It is forged, fake voice over is added to change the context of Nawaz Sharif’s speech.
Effect Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Imran Khan are spreading fake news to maximize his popularity and mislead the general public.