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An old Pakistan video falsely shared as ‘Women locked up by Police for shopping during the lockdown’

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A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that police locked women in a shop who went shopping during the lockdown. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here

Claim: Video of women jumping from a building after being locked by the Police for shopping during the lockdown.

Fact: It is an old video. The video was taken in Karachi (Pakistan) and it is not related to the current lockdown. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE. 

When searched with the relevant keywords, a post by a Pakistani news agency ‘Karachi Today’ with the same video was found in the search results. In the post, ‘Karachi Today’ has mentioned that it is an old video that was taken at Khadda Market, Karachi.

When the screenshots of the video were run through Google Reverse Image Search, the same video was found to be upload on YouTube and Facebook in 2015 with the title: ‘Sex workers fleeing after FIA raid at a brothel in Karachi’. So, it can be concluded that it is an old video.

When searched on Google Maps with the shop names seen in the video, the location in the video can be found in the Khadda Market (Karachi).

To sum it up, an old Pakistan video falsely shared as ‘Women locked up by Police for shopping during the lockdown’.

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