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Facebook shuts down Ashraf Ghani's account

02:04 PM | 18 Aug, 2021
Facebook shuts down Ashraf Ghani's account

After Facebook's ban on Taliban related content, the social networking site has shut down the account of former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Ghani said that he had fled the country on Sunday to “prevent a flood of bloodshed”, as the Taliban entered the capital.

While Ghani's current whereabouts are unknown, he announced that he left Afghanistan through a Facebook post.

Moreover, Facebook has also blocked the account of Dr. Fazel, the chief officer of Ashraf Ghani. However, the American social media giant has not commented on the reason behind the removal of the Facebook account of the former Afghan premier.  

Ghani said he believed “countless patriots would be martyred and the city of Kabul would be destroyed” if he had stayed behind. “The Taliban have won [...] and are now responsible for the honour, property, and self-preservation of their countrymen,” he said in a statement posted to Facebook.

The US tech giant has also banned all of its platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp, from content related to the Afghan Taliban and their support.

“The Taliban is a terrorist organization under US law and we have stopped providing services to the Taliban in light of US policy on dangerous organizations,” Facebook said in a statement.

With the Taliban taking control in Afghanistan, the rising concerns have been noted with the majority fearing that the country could descend into chaos.

The Taliban's return is largely interpreted as a crackdown on freedom of speech and human rights, especially women's rights.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76


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