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Fact Check: Old Video Of Pak FM Bilawal Bhutto Praying In A Temple Viral As Recent

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A video of Pakistan FM and Pakistan Peoples Party President Bilawal Bhutto Zardari praying in a temple is being circulated on social media with a claim suggesting that the video was shot recently.

Facebook users are sharing the video with the caption, “*पाकिस्तान की पूर्व PM बेनजीर भुट्टो का बेटा बिलावल भुट्टो शिव मंदिर में पूजा अर्चना करते हुए,* *मानो या ना मानो दुनिया बदल रही है….* *जय श्री राम* हर हर महादेव”

(English Translation: Bilawal Bhutto, son of former PM of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto worshipping in Shiva temple. Believe it or not, the world is changing…Hail Lord Ram, Hail Lord Shiva)

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FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the video to be old.

We ran a keyword search and found a report by Asianet News Hindi which featured the same video.

The report dated February 23, 2021, mentioned that the viral video was taken in 2016 when Bilawal Bhutto went to a temple on the occasion of Diwali.

News 24 also uploaded the same video on their YouTube channel on November 5, 2016. The title of the video read: “Bilawal Bhutto’s offering to Lord Shiva on Diwali at Karachi temple”.

A video of the same was also uploaded on the official Twitter account of the Pakistan Peoples Party on October 31, 2016. The video was captioned, “On the eve of #Diwali: Chairman #PPP @BBhuttoZardari visits Shiv Mandir Karachi and takes part in Diwali celebration with Hindu community.”

Thus, from the above information, it is clear that the video is old.

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