Recently, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had to undergo a security check at JFK Airport in New York during a visit. From then a picture which is said to be of Pakistan Prime Minister is going viral on social media, claiming that this photograph was taken while he was going through the security check. The blurred photograph shows a man stripping down at the airport security. This photograph has been shared thousands of times with different narratives in a number of pages, groups and personal profiles on Facebook. A page called BJP which has over 100,000 followers shared it on March 29 with the heading “Pigs took Kulbhushan’s wife’s mangalsutra, U.S authorities took the Pakistani PM’s pants off” (translated). At the time of writing this article, this post from BJP page has been shared more than 62,000 times.

#सूअर पाकिस्तान ने कुलभुषण की पत्नि के चप्पल मंगलसूत्र उतारे थे,
अमेरिका ने पाकिस्तान के PM की चड्ढी ही उतरवादी…
😂😂😂

Posted by Bjp on Thursday, 29 March 2018

Another page Rohit Sardana Fan Club which has about 500,000 followers shared the same picture with the title “Stripping down Pakistani pride” (translated). This image has been shared 2000 times at the time of writing this article.

पाकिस्तान की इज्जत उतरते हुए।

Posted by Rohit Sardana Fans Club on Wednesday, 28 March 2018

This image is viral on Twitter as well. Many twitter users tweeted this picture saying “Whoever messes with India, has been stripped by America” (translated).

Is it indeed Pakistani PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi?

In fact it is not! When Altnews put the image through Google Reverse Image search we found many pages with this photograph.

frusteted russian man

In fact this image is from a 2015 news article from the Daily Mail. The image is from St. Petersburg. In a bizarre incident a man fed up of security checks completely stripped and walked through the metal detector after which he picked his clothes and walked off. This whole incident was captured on CCTV camera. In the reverse search, this link uncova.com‘s image can be seen below.

Man strips naked at airport

Below is the video of the whole incident uploaded on February 16, 2015 on YouTube.

Another facebook page Doval Fan Club which has more than 37,00,000 followers shared these two images on 30th March. It has been shared more than 37000 times.

“ The news is that for the first time in history a head of a country was stripped naked for search in another country” (translated). With these words, this page has taken two pictures. When we put the first picture on Google reverse image we found out that this picture was not of the Pakistani PM but of a traveler in Charlotte airport of North Carolina. According to the Daily Mail report, he was apparantly protesting his flight to Jamaica being overbooked and he took his clothes off in protest.

Below, we have compared the pictures and we find that in the picture shared on Facebook, the face is blurred and in the original picture, we can clearly see that it is not Abbasi.

nake-man-fact-check

In the video uploaded below the entire incident can be viewed. This video was uploaded on youtube by TomoNews US on May 26, 2015.

Since the time it was reported by media that the Pakistani PM has been searched at a US airport, old pictures from the internet are being shared. Because the news of Pakistani PM being frisked is true, people are forwarding these images believing them to be credible.

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16 Comments on "Viral: Fake image of Pakistani PM being strip-searched at US Airport"

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Awanish Sharma
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These picture were fake but was the story fake, come one stop spreading real news as FAKE you people support congress funded terrorism in INDIA

ashish
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The article clearly mentions -“Because the news of Pakistani PM being frisked is true, people are forwarding these images believing them to be credible.” Kuch toh dimag ka istemaal karo bhai. Please!

Awanish Sharma
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Why bloody phaltu news to appease whom, tujhe to bol v nahin sakta dimag laga

Awanish Sharma
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Dumbo he was not frisked, he was stripped, he had to remove his belt shoes coat, where this has been mentioned, DO NOT DONATE ALT NEWS, they have enough money well supported by CONGRESS

Somnath Datta
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As per general norms, one have to remove clothes with metals. So he had to remove his coat & belt. Can that be amount to stripping ?

Awanish Sharma
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Another Dumbo he is head of some country, they get different diplomatic treatment

Somnath Datta
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Please read clarification from US authority. He was on Pvt visit, thus not eligible for spl treatment

Osama
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Gaumutra drinking swine dont u remember once APJ Abdul Kalam was also frisked at a US airport while being the President of India. what wud u call tht? Didnt US insult India at tht time?

Mango Man
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Are u high on cow cola piss

Awanish Sharma
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and what about you licking piddi to suck its susu, congress is dividing our nation why this people not showing Cambridge Analytica was photoshop

Somnath Datta
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Why not BJP govt investigating Cong link with CA ?

Awanish Sharma
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Its happening PPAPU will be behind bar

Sandeep Bansal
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I don’t know what you guys smoke, but your dreams are pretty high!!!

Somnath Datta
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Still no news about any investigation on this issue. And forget Pappu,what about Damadji ? Why is he still free ? What happened to that “supposed” 2G scam ? And what about Mukul Roy ? Why did BJP accepted such a tainted leader ? What is the progress in Sarada & Narada case ?

Rakesh Agrawal
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Mr Robot, how do you know that the story wasn’t fake? If congress is funding terrorism in India, what the hell is all cow-vigilantes and love-jihad?

Rakesh Agrawal
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Little said about these morally and intellectually bankrupt bkakts,the better as they are determined to spread hate & misinformation,but as they have many followers,incl our PM, it will be very diff to counter their propaganda.