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Pakistani flag was displayed on Burj Khalifa during the nation’s Independence Day this year


A video is being shared on social media where a woman can be heard off-screen expressing her disappointment over Pakistan’s national flag not being displayed on Burj Khalifa on their Independence Day. This scene is followed by visuals of the Indian national flag displayed on Burj Khalifa. Let’s fact-check this claim through this article.

Claim: Pakistan’s national flag was not displayed on Burj Khalifa during this year’s Independence Day.

Fact: Burj Khalifa did display the national flag of Pakistan on their Independence Day this year, which was on 14 August 2023. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.

To check the veracity of the viral claim, we performed a keyword search on the internet, which led us to several news reports (here, here, and here) according to which Pakistan nationals were disappointed after its national flag was not displayed on Burj Khalifa this year during their Independence Day.

Media further reported that the Dubai administration woke up when the video went viral on social media and Pakistani users started condemning the act. Burj Khalifa later displayed the country’s national Flag. The official Instagram page of Burj Khalifa posted a video of the Pakistani flag displayed on the building on 14 August 2023, wishing all the Pakistanis a happy Independence Day. 

Celebrating Indian Independence Day, Indian National Flag was also displayed on Burj Khalifa on 15 August 2023.

To sum up, the claim that Pakistan’s National flag was not displayed on Burj Khalifa on this year’s Independence Day is Baseless.


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