Shafaqna Pakistan:A video of a Pakistani opposition politician claiming Prime Minister Imran Khan’s salary has increased threefold in 2020 has been viewed thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook.
The claim is misleading; the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement denying Khan’s salary had been increased; official legislation shows the Prime Minister’s salary was last increased in 2012.
The video was published here link Facebook on January 30, 2020, and it has been viewed 9,300 times and shared 849 times.
Below is a screenshot of the misleading Facebook post: Screenshot of the misleading Facebook post
The post’s Urdu-language caption translates to English as: “Federal Cabinet has made a 300 percent increase in Prime Minister’s salary. He was not able to make ends meet in 200,000 rupees, now his salary is 800,000.”