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FACT CHECK: Did COAS Bajwa attend Independence Day event in UK?

The video went viral on social media. Some related the video to the recent official visit of COAS Bajwa to the UK.

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A few days ago, a video of Chief of Staff General Qamar (COAS) Javed Bajwa circulated on social media claiming to be from the Independence event in UK.

The video showed a Ukrainian singer singing Pakistan’s national song, Dil Dil Pakistan at an event. Some Twitter users claimed that the video is from Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations in the UK. The video went viral on social media. Some related the video to the recent official visit of COAS Bajwa to the UK.

However, a Twitter handle named The Intel Consortium said that the video is not from the recent visit of COAS Bajwa to the UK. The account debunked the fake propaganda on social media.

Twitter handle said that the video is from the visit of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to Ukraine in 2021. The singer performing is a Ukrainian pop singer and former model, Kamaliya who is the wife of wealthy Pakistani-Ukrainian businessman Muhammad Zahoor.

The handle added that the video also shows Pakistan’s Ambassador to Ukraine Noel Khokhar sitting beside COAS Bajwa in the video. Speculations came in following the visit of COAS Bajwa to the UK.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa had arrived in the UK for an official visit where he attended the passing out parade of the Royal Military Academy (RMA), Sandhurst as a chief guest.

Read more: COAS Bajwa to attend UK military’s passing out parade as chief guest

To clarify, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is one of several military academies in the UK and is the British Army’s initial officer training center. RMA parade will be held on 12th August for Sovereign’s Parade for Commissioning Course 213 as they complete 44 weeks of training.

Gen Bajwa attended the passing out parade, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release said. Moreover, Gen Bajwa also met the British military leadership during the visit.

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