A screenshot of a post has surfaced online ahead of the general election scheduled to be held on February 8, claiming to show a message from former finance minister Miftah Ismail announcing his resignation from the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and membership in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
The post circulating on social media is fake, and no record of it can be discovered on the original account of the former minister.
It is pertinent to mention here that the post went viral on the internet and received more than 40,000 likes on the social media app TikTok.
The modified tweet was dated December 17, 2023, yet there is no sign of it on Miftah Ismail's X (Twitter) account.
Furthermore, the bogus tweet's handle reads "@miftah_1official," when the former finance minister's personal account is "@MiftahIsmail."
On June 24, 2023, Miftah Ismail, former finance minister and general secretary of PML-N Sindh, announced his resignation from all posts within the party.
Ismail conveyed his decision through a resignation letter addressed to Ahsan Iqbal, the central secretary general of PML-N.