FM Ishaq Dar defends Pakistani govt's decision to restrict social platform X

12:40 PM | 22 Apr, 2024
FM Ishaq Dar defends Pakistani govt's decision to restrict social platform X

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's caretaker setup restricted access to social media platform X, former Twitter, two months back, and incumbent authorities apprised court about the ban.

As social media users in country of 240 million reported problems using microblogging platform, the country's Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar defended the move to restrict access to social site.

Dar linked Twitter restricted access with national interests of Pakistan, as the senior politician compared the situation to TikTok in the United States, where the government is threatening to ban the app unless it cuts ties with its Chinese parent company due to data security concerns.

Minister questioned why it is acceptable for other countries to ban certain apps while Pakistan's ban on Twitter is questioned.

Last week, Sindh High Court gave one week ultimatum to government to lift the ban, which was imposed by the interior ministry in the name of national security, public order, and the nation's integrity.

The court lamented lack of reasons provided by the ministry for the ban and its failure to follow established protocols for restricting harmful content being shared on site.

X, the social giant owned by Elon Musk, said it is working with the relevant authorities in the country regarding their concerns.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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