Fact-Check: Fake Suicide Note Of Alamgir Tareen Emerges Online To Defame CJP Bandial

Fact-Check: Fake Suicide Note Of Alamgir Tareen Emerges Online To Defame CJP Bandial
In a bid to spread propaganda, a fake suicide note is being circulated on social media soon after news emerged that Alamgir Tareen, the brother of Istehkam Pakistan Party (IPP) Chief Jahangir Tareen, had allegedly shot himself in the head after getting fed up due to prolonged illness.

As per the fake suicide note with fake signatures of Alamgir, it was stated that Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Atta Bandial is not fulfilling his responsibilities in his position and has failed to ensure justice in the country.

The fake suicide note also warned the CJP that one day he would die too, and he would be answerable to Allah Almighty.

According to the letter, the anonymous writer pursuing propaganda said that CJP Bandial knows well who is the culprit. "If you are unable to take any action, then at least leave this position," it reads.

The note aimed at executing propaganda stated that only Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan can save this country and urged the nation to support him.

It was also written that no one should be declared responsible for his death, and he is not lying, as a dying person cannot lie.

Apparently, an effort was made through the fake suicide note to garner support for former prime minister Imran Khan and incite people to take a stand for him.

The letter was written in rough handwriting and lacked any flow in sentences to give the impression that it was originally penned by a person who was about to kill himself.

However, the propaganda was busted promptly, and the move to mislead the public was effectively halted.

Police had recovered a suicide note from the room of Alamgir Tareen and sent it for forensic examination. The letter was also not yet verified until the filing of this report.

It is pertinent to mention here that this is an era of fake news. Therefore, the public should adopt basic skills to identify fake news to prevent themselves from being misguided or becoming victims of misinformation. Always make sure to check the source who is sharing the news story, and never rely on fake websites and social media accounts or pages.