Hadiqa Kiani falls victim to fake news

According to a fake news site metro-uk.com, the singer was trying to smuggle cocaine in two bags separately


Entertainment Desk February 15, 2017
PHOTO: TWITTER/HADIQA KIYANI

Veteran singer Hadiqa Kiani is the latest victim to fake news. The talented singer was allegedly arrested in London, at Heathrow Airport in an attempt to smuggle 2kg of cocaine.

According to a website, metro-uk.com, which can be confused for the more recognised British newspaper metro.co.uk, the singer was trying to smuggle cocaine in two bags separately, when Customs and Border Protection police officers searched her.

The Boohe Bariyan singer was said to have cocaine in plastic coffee bags. As the fake news went viral, much to everyone's shock, Hadiqa slammed the rumours, claiming she was in Lahore.

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A Pakistani news portal broke the news of her fake arrest, which Hadiqa called out to be untrue.

In a series of tweets, Hadiqa posted:

Disgusted with for spreading such FAKE NEWS. I have been in Lahore, today is my nephew's birthday. SHOCKED.

https://twitter.com/Hadiqa_Kiani/status/831550917803532288

She , then posted a picture with her son and mother, taken on the same day, in Lahore.

Photo taken TODAY in Lahore with my mother and son! Cannot believe how this FAKE London news has been spread 😱



A private news organisation went to the singer's home to interview the singer. While talking to the interviewer, Hadiqa said, "When I fist heard the news, I laughed it off. But after a while I started receiving serious phone calls from senior journalists and I was shocked!"

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She went on to say, "Today was my nephew's birthday, so I was here, spending time with my family. It's a disgusting news. What I fail to understand is why a news like this not thoroughly verified?"

Previously, an Indian publication, claimed Mahira Khan to have visited India, after the ban, to promote Raees.

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