A picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin is doing the rounds on social media showing him reading a book by former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, titled Pakistan: A Personal History. Another book is also seen on his table with Khan on its cover.
The caption in Urdu read: عمران خان کو دنیا پڑھتی ہے اور ہم بہت خوش نصیب ہیں کہ ہمیں عمران خان جیسا لیڈر ملا شکر الحمداللہ رب العالمین #خان_بمقابلہ_چالیس_چور #مرشد (English translation: The world reads Imran Khan and we are very lucky that we got a leader like Imran Khan. Thanks to Allah)
The above post can be seen here. The same picture was shared on Twitter as well.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above picture, and found it to be altered.
On putting the above picture through Reverse Image Search, we found the original picture of Putin on the official website of the stock picture agency Alamy.
According to the caption, the picture was taken on June 14, 2016, in Moscow.
In the above FAKE vs REAL collage, it is clear that Putin’s original picture was manipulated using the photo-editing software.
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