Pakistani news channel Geo TV has recently claimed that social media sensation Arshad Khan aka the Pakistani 'Chaiwala' is not a Pakistani national.
According to its reports, the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) sources said Khan did not have the legal documents that could cover his stay in Pakistan and is not a native of the country.
Pakistan’s special envoy and Afghanistan Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Omar Zhakilwal took to Twitter to confirm the news that the ‘Pakistani chaiwala’ is actually an Afghan national.
"After Khan attained a celebrity status last year, he applied for a Pakistani Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) using unverified and fraudulent documents," the reports further said citing NADRA authorities.
He also applied for a Pakistani passport, thereafter, which he procured after pressurizing the officials.
Khan rose to fame after photographer Jiah Ali shared his photo on her Instagram page in October 2016.