Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal has been all over in the social media after fake rumors spread of his death.
Umar’s rumoured death is another instamnce of fake news being circulated. The incident has its roots in an incident which occured in Islamabad.
Armed forces violently took action protests organised by a religious group. The violence ended up claming six lives and Umar Akmal was reported to have been one of the deceased, claiming it was Akmal.
The 27-year old batsman after hearing this news tweeted on his twitter account to make everyone clear that he is safe. He said: “Alhamdulillah I am safe n perfectly fine in Lahore all news coming from social media is fake and In Sha Allah I will join National 20 Cup 2017 semi final.”
He also posted a video and requested people to not spread fake news: As Salam Alaikum guys. By the grace of Allah I am safe. All the news doing the rounds is fake. You will see me live at semi finals. And I request everyone not to spread news like this. Thank you very much.”