AVN 67.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.73 (-1.07%)
BAFL 30.82 Decreased By ▼ -0.18 (-0.58%)
BOP 4.84 Decreased By ▼ -0.07 (-1.43%)
CNERGY 3.75 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
DFML 14.05 Decreased By ▼ -0.18 (-1.26%)
DGKC 41.04 Decreased By ▼ -0.60 (-1.44%)
EPCL 47.21 Increased By ▲ 1.84 (4.06%)
FCCL 11.58 Decreased By ▼ -0.13 (-1.11%)
FFL 5.11 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.2%)
FLYNG 5.95 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (1.71%)
GGL 11.17 Increased By ▲ 0.76 (7.3%)
HUBC 67.68 Decreased By ▼ -0.82 (-1.2%)
HUMNL 5.71 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.7%)
KAPCO 28.03 Decreased By ▼ -0.19 (-0.67%)
KEL 2.28 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.88%)
LOTCHEM 26.25 Increased By ▲ 1.15 (4.58%)
MLCF 21.58 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
NETSOL 86.53 Decreased By ▼ -1.82 (-2.06%)
OGDC 99.78 Increased By ▲ 0.48 (0.48%)
PAEL 11.08 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.27%)
PIBTL 4.23 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
PPL 80.05 Decreased By ▼ -2.40 (-2.91%)
PRL 13.26 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-0.6%)
SILK 0.90 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
SNGP 43.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.63 (-1.42%)
TELE 6.08 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-1.62%)
TPLP 15.88 Increased By ▲ 0.07 (0.44%)
TRG 121.33 Increased By ▲ 1.58 (1.32%)
UNITY 14.04 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-0.43%)
WTL 1.31 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (3.97%)
BR100 4,181 Increased By 9.7 (0.23%)
BR30 15,270 Increased By 16.5 (0.11%)
KSE100 41,723 Increased By 200.6 (0.48%)
KSE30 15,746 Increased By 83 (0.53%)

US Embassy in Islamabad tenders apology for sharing a controversial tweet against PM Khan

  • The US Embassy shared the comments made by PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal on its twitter handle but later deleted it
Published November 11, 2020
Follow us

(Karachi) The US Embassy in Islamabad on Wednesday issued an apology over retweeting derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Imran Khan. The apology statement comes after social media users demanded explanation from the US Embassy over its action.

In a tweet, the US Embassy stated that the U.S. Embassy Islamabad Twitter account was accessed last night without authorization. It added, "The U.S. Embassy does not endorse the posting or retweeting of political messages. We apologize for any confusion that may have resulted from the unauthorized post."

Commenting on the statement by US Embassy, Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari said that the apology by the embassy after a great delay is not a good move. she stated, "Account was clearly not hacked so someone who had access to it used it "without authorisation". Unacceptable that someone working in US Embassy pushing a particular pol party's agenda - has serious consequences incl staff visas scrutiny."

As per details, the offensive comments were made by PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal, saying: "We have one in Pakistan too. He will be shown way out soon, Insha Allah!"

The US Embassy shared the same on its twitter handle but deleted it after a few minutes. Criticism and condemnation poured in after the retweet as twitter handlers termed the US Embassy's move a brazen act of interfering in Pakistan's internal matters which is unacceptable.

Most social media users were of the view that Pakistan is a sovereign state and no one should be allowed to indulge in its internal matters while some stated that American agents sitting in Islamabad Embassy are betraying the US President by pointing fingers at the Pakistani government and its prime minister.

Governor Sindh Imran Ismail also recorded the retweet on his video as a proof.

Comments

Comments are closed.

US Embassy in Islamabad tenders apology for sharing a controversial tweet against PM Khan

IMF talks: ‘Some understanding’ reached: MoS Pasha

Qatar agrees to buy OGDCL, PPL shares

PM forms body to activate STZA

Primary deficit: Rs500bn waiver sought from IMF

First six months: Fiscal deficit swells to 2pc of GDP

Petrol shortage hits major cities of Punjab

New landfill sites: Govt decides to alter ICT master plan

Joint sitting of parliament: Rabbani deplores non-inclusion of terror issue in agenda

Real estate owned by overseas Pakistanis: UAE authorities do not share info

PM gets seven more special assistants