December 7, 2022

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Why are Pakistan’s official Twitter accounts frequently blocked in India?

  • Munisa Anwar
  • BBC Urdu, Islamabad

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Social media platform Twitter has suspended the official Twitter account of the Government of Pakistan in India @GovtofPakistan for legal reasons. This is the second such incident in the last few months.

The official Twitter account of the Government of Pakistan is currently inaccessible in India, although pages on other social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Instagram are active and functional.

When Indian users try to access @GovtofPakistan Twitter account, a message appears – ‘Account exists’ This account has been banned.

It is further written that this account has been blocked in India after a legal request.