Viral Video About Dance Party in Islamabad is Fake

A few days ago, police arrested a group of 50 men and women from a “dance party” at Hotel Ambassador in Sector G-5 of Islamabad.

Official sources said that the raid had been conducted on the orders of Assistant Commissioner Captain Shoaib Ali in the late hours of the night.

Islamabad Police found that at least 34 men and 16 women were dancing, playing loud music while smoking tobacco and sheesha. Officers booked the participants for “obscene acts and songs” and for violating the loudspeaker and tobacco control laws in the country.

Following the news, a video went viral on social media which apparently showed the faces of the alleged participants.

Some clips from the video showed how the police was treating the participants. Faces of each of the arrested individuals were also shown.

Here is the video of the incident (viewer discretion advised) that soon went viral over social media, with many people commenting on the poor treatment meted out to the participants of the dance party:

Many Pakistanis over social media shared it extensively, criticizing the behavior of the police towards the people in the video.

However, it became apparent after some time that things were not as they seemed to be. It has now been proven that the video was of another incident and from another place (either Saudi Arabia or Yemen).

A tweet from June 16 shows a person who was executed by the Saudi authorities after being arrested from an ‘underground night club.’ The same person can also be seen in the above video (at 0:54) which ‘apparently’ showed the people who were arrested in Islamabad.

Here is the evidence that the above video was not of those who were arrested in Islamabad recently:

The general complexion and facial structures of the people in the video also resembles Arab people. Some informed people on social media also pointed it out as well. And if there was any lingering doubt, the timestamp on the tweet basically destroys all other versions of the incident.

Concluding Thoughts

This incident serves to highlight the importance of verifying content that appears on our social media feeds. Not everything on the internet is reliable and people should be wary of such deceiving posts. We live in an era of fake news and scams after all, and it pays to be cautious.

A copy of the FIR against the arrested individuals can be seen here. Media outlets have reported that all of the participants were released on bail within hours of the arrest.

He is the Editor at ProPakistani.


  • Arslan

    sirf dance party karnay par arrest karna konsi jamhoriyat hai?har kisi ki privacy hai.police should chase murderer instead of dance club or parties.

    • Builder Fizz

      hahahahahah very nice….lol

    • Hassan Raza

      Read Carefully..
      Islamabad Police found that at least 34 men and 16 women were dancing, playing loud music while smoking tobacco and sheesha. Officers booked the participants for “obscene acts and songs” and for violating the loudspeaker and tobacco control laws in the country.

      • ZAB

        Suna hai is dance party main Aamir Atta bhi dekha gaya tha. He should clarify his position.

      • SM

        so now smoking is a crime

    • Muneeb

      Loser …. Whatever is illegal should be caught now dont say why we dont catch corrupt politicians, come out of it pls

    • Hassan Jalil

      Thora ghor sa parh lain “violating the loudspeaker and tobacco control laws in the country.”
      If you go against the law, you should be arrested. Does not matter you were dancing or praying

    • bc_propakistani

      bhai ye iss liye hua hai takay apki Ammi aur Sisters safe rahy warna wo bhe kisi dance party mai arrest hojatin

    • Imtiaz

      Saudia may Jamhoriat kab say aagae???

  • Taha Najam

    Whoa, executed for being caught in a nightclub? Saudi Arab really is still stuck in the stone ages. How is this any better than the dark ages before the propagation of Islam?

    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

      And like always you pick your ‘favorite’ point out of an article which shows how morally F*cked our nation and libtards are.

      • Taha Najam

        Favorite? I picked out the most heinous and shocking point out of the article because the everything else becomes meaningless in the face of a human life being taken away by these barbarians for something as little as visiting a night club FFS.

        I have no idea what principles you live by, but calling someone for being considerate of human life “morally effed” is irony at its best. Libtards? Did you just learn that word and wanted to use it? Because now I’m certain you have no idea what you’re talking about.

        I have a feeling you have some deep seated issues and are just taking it out on the first random stranger on the internet. Might I introduce you to this thing called a mirror?

      • idm af

        They should have done Misyar first. Otherwise it is correct judgement to execute him.

        • Muhammed Ovais Alam

          Misyar?

          • idm af

            Misyar is travellers marriage in Saudi dharam.. When a Saudi is on travel away from wife, it is only natural, given their diet full of meat and khajoor, and due to the uncovered women around him, that he will get sekshual urges. It is therefore common for Saudis to do Misyar with a prostitute. This way they are protected from Zina.

    • Hassan Jalil

      Says a random twitter account, How authentic is it though ?

  • Waqas

    The way person making video touched the girls hairs should also be charged with physical assault. Because its not mugshots. No?

    • Hassan Jalil

      Well lets contact Saudi Arab or Yemen, where the video originally is from …..

  • Sharik Commando

    We need to arrest TV Media peoples who made unlawful drama and films for peoples to get entertain and educate about culture. who preach us bad things like this incident and shows us nightclubs or bars.

    Here my question is why our law enforcement department won’t take any action about this sort of TV Media?

    • Xahid

      They are free from any law, just like politicians or rich peoples.
      Law is only for poor.

  • Salim

    Paid cheap tabloid strikes again. what an informative post, very relevant. so what’s next low you have planned ProPK?

    • SM

      Geo TV and Pro Pk should get married and have kids

  • common Pakistani

    What a Supremacy of Law. “Media outlets have reported that all of the participants were released on bail within hours of the arrest”.