The official Twitter account of the Pakistan government, in response to a legal demand, has been banned in India.
Attempting to access the account will display a message
stating, “Account Withheld @GovtofPakistan’s account has been withheld in India in response to a legal demand.”
Twitter bans pakistan official account:
This marks the third time that the account has been restricted in India, with the previous incidents occurring in July and October of 2022.
Twitter bans pakistan official account: twitter takes such action in accordance with its guidelines when presented with a valid legal demand, typically in the form of a court order.
As a result, the Twitter feed of the Pakistan government “@GovtofPakistan” is currently unavailable to Indian users.
Last year, Twitter in India banned official accounts of Pakistan Embassies in the United Nations, Turkey, Iran, and Egypt. Additionally, in August, India blocked eight YouTube-based news channels, including one based in Pakistan
As well as a Facebook account that was disseminating “fake, anti-lndia content” online. According to a statement from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Twitter bans pakistan official account: The emergency powers under Information Technology Rules, 2021, were used to take this action.
The blocked Indian YouTube channels were found to be using fake and sensational thumbnails, images of news anchors, and logos of certain TV news channels to mislead viewers into believing that the news was genuine.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has been removed from the EU’s “High- Risk Third Countries” list due to its inadequate anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures.
Twitter bans pakistan official account: This decision has been welcomed by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who sees it as a positive development for the country’s businesses, which are currently facing financial difficulties.
The EU’s delegation in Pakistan has also praised this move as an important step forward for Pakistan.
The Pakistani Ministry of Commerce has stated that Pakistan’s inclusion on the list in 2018 resulted in additional regulatory burdens that affected Pakistani companies doing business with the EU.
The removal of Pakistan from this list is therefore expected to ease the regulatory burden on Pakistani companies and facilitate trade with the 27-member bloc.