Facebook posts that have been shared tens of hundreds of instances declare that Pakistan’s second tallest man Naseer Soomro has died. The claim is false.

The French information employer, Agence France-Presse spoke to Soomro by cellphone in June 2019.

. “i am alive and speaking to you and that i don’t recognize what humans get from spreading such fake information,” he said.

three photos – two of which show Soomro, and one that suggests a totally tall object wrapped in white – had been posted in this fb submit on may 17, which become shared 38,000 instances earlier than it was removed.

beneath is a screenshot of the misleading facebook publish:

The publish’s Urdu language caption translates to English as: “a very tall guy of the world has passed away, pray for him, he became a Muslim.”

Soomro is seven foot nine inches according to this record posted by way of explicit Tribune record on December 20, 2018.

Zia Rashid, a 23-12 months-old from Multan, is now Pakistan’s tallest man at 8 foot, in step with another information organization record.

The three photos and similar deceptive claims approximately Soomro’s loss of life had been shared broadly on fb, as an example here, here, right here and right here and on Twitter, as an instance here and right here.

The pinnacle photograph within the misleading posts indicates a group of men transporting an extended item wrapped in a white material:

A red and white Indonesian flag can be visible within the top left-hand nook of the image, which has circulated on line in Indonesian-language social media posts considering at the least 2018, for example right here, right here, and right here.

the second one picture used inside the misleading posts indicates Soomro, who works for Pakistan global airlines (PIA), with a collection of fellows at Karachi airport, wearing his employee uniform.

The equal photograph changed into published here via the national Courier on December 20, 2018.

The third photo within the photo university shows Soomro on a pilgrimage on the tremendous Mosque of Masjid al Haram in Saudi Arabia.

The same photograph was shared on this Arabic-language record with the headline: “massive guy appearing in al Haram al Sharif, impresses facebook users”.

The declare that Soomro has died is false; AFP spoke to Naseer Soomro, through cellphone on June 12, 2019.

“i'm no longer nicely as i have respiration troubles, i am on oxygen at my home,” Soomro stated.

The PIA, in which Soomro works within the patron services branch, additionally showed with the aid of cellphone on June 19, 2019, that Soomro become alive.

“Mr Soomro is alive and he's nevertheless an employee of PIA,” said airline spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar.

This information report posted by way of Pakistani newspaper The news on January three, 2019, gives details about Soomro’s healing in medical institution after he fell sick. It states the fifty four-yr-vintage became recovering after six days on a ventilator in intensive care.