Web Desk: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan got victory in the general election 2018. But BBC got confused with two famous personalities.
A BBC news report on the elections carried a clip of former Pakistan pacer ad cricket team captain Wasim Akram instead of Khan.
By the time, when the channel realized their mistake, they deleted the tweet. But, the screenshots of the news segment flooded Twitter.
Justice Secretary David Gauke shared a photo on Twitter and captioned, “#Newsnight seem to have got Wasim Akram and Imran Khan muddled up.”
— David Gauke (@DavidGauke) July 25, 2018
Just in case you thought you dreamt it, they did just confuse Wasim Akram and Imran Khan. Worth a chuckle as you hand over your license fee… pic.twitter.com/cZx2gccptd
— Sanna Waseem (@SannaWaseem) July 25, 2018
You know what I love about the British media? They NEVER let you down. Here I was thinking “why are they showing footage of Wasim Akram?!” and then I realised, “Oh yeah… they think it’s Imran Khan, because they all look the same…”
— Samar @TheMJAP (@TheMJAP) July 25, 2018
— Asif (@aau004) July 25, 2018
— Jack Unwin (@JackUnwin1) July 25, 2018
I was wondering why Wasim Akram is trending.
Did @BBCNewsnight really run a story on Imran Khan, only to show footage of Wasim Akram bowling?
Unbelievable. These are cricketing legends. The BBC sub editor must be a millennial fresh out of uni.
— Raza Saab (@RazaSaab) July 25, 2018
Apologies on our intro just then!! A bit of an error – that was Wasim Akram bowling and not Imran Khan #newsnight
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) July 25, 2018