Pakistan President Dr Arif Alvi joins TikTok: Here’s why

11:55 AM | 17 Jul, 2021
Pakistan President Dr Arif Alvi joins TikTok: Here’s why

ISLAMABAD – The latest famous figure to jump on TikTok bandwagon is Pakistan’s President Dr. Arif Alvi, who joined the Chinese-owned video-sharing platform ‘to spread the message of positivity and motivation for the youth of Pakistan.’

A tweet shared on the official handle of the President of Pakistan stated “The President of Pakistan is now on TikTok!” It further stated that “To spread the message of positivity and motivation for the youth of Pakistan, we will keep pushing inspiring videos for the TikTok users.”

Here is the first video in which Alvi is addressing Pakistanis to take interest in their country. The development comes weeks after Pakistan blocked and then unblocked the platform for the third time.


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♬ original sound - The President of Pakistan

TikTok was first blocked in Pakistan last year in October over its ‘obscene and immoral’ content. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said it had issued a final notice to the video-sharing app and gave considerable time to respond and develop and an effective mechanism for ‘proactive moderation of unlawful online content.’

The ban was, later, reversed after a week. The PTA spokesperson said the TikTok management has assured the authority that it will block all accounts repeatedly involved in spreading obscenity and immorality and moderate content in accordance with local laws.

The platform was then blocked for the second time on the high court’s orders this year in March. “In respectful compliance to the orders of the Peshawar High Court, PTA has issued directions to service providers to immediately block access to the TikTok App,” a tweet of PTA reads. The ban was reversed after three weeks.

The third and most recent ban was ordered after the Sindh High Court verdict which was later reversed within a week.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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