Fact Check: Is the oldest living person from Pakistan and 217 years old

News Claim: A photograph of a 217 years old woman is viral on social media claiming that the woman is from Pakistan and 217 years old.

Viral message on WhatsApp today, Social Media claims:

The oldest woman on Earth from Pakistan celebrate her 217th years birthday today. To God be the glory.

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News Verification:  The claim made on social media is not true. The pictures shared on social media is of different persons.

As per Guinness World Records, the oldest female alive in the world is Kane Tanaka a Japanese supercentenarian. Kane Tanaka was born on; 2 January 1903 is a Japanese supercentenarian, who (at age 118 years, 272 days[2]) is the world's oldest verified living person, since the death of Chiyo Miyako on 22 July 2018. Tanaka is the third-oldest verified person ever (behind Jeanne Calment and Sarah Knauss) and the oldest verified Japanese person ever.

The video of the oldest person as claimed in the viral message is available on youtube, however, it is not yet confirmed who is this woman and what is her age.

News Verdict: False

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