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Why was PM Office's YouTube channel renamed to 'Imran Khan'?

11:45 PM | 25 Mar, 2022
Why was PM Office's YouTube channel renamed to 'Imran Khan'?
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ISLAMABAD – It is not confirmed yet what triggered the team handling the official YouTube channel of the Prime Minister's Office to rename it to Imran Khan.

However, the channel has been renamed to 'Imran Khan'.

The move comes days before the National Assembly votes on a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The channel, which had a verified tick when it was named Prime Minister's Office, no longer has that after the name change.

According to YouTube rules, the verified tick of a channel is changed when it is renamed.

The channel has speeches of the premier and all the activities he has been carrying out as the prime minister of Pakistan. However, it was created a year after Imran Khan was elected to the Prime Minister's Office.

Geo.tv quoted the General Manager of the Digital Media Wing of the Government of Pakistan, Imran Ghazali, as saying that the wing "only manages" Twitter and Facebook accounts of the Prime Minister's Office, and not the YouTube channel.

“PTI’s social media manages [the YouTube channel]. We only have Twitter and Facebook accounts. The YouTube channel was created before the Digital Media Wing,” said Ghazali. He clarified that the wing was established in 2020 and the channel was created before the establishment of the wing.

The "about" section of the channel shows that it was created in 2019 but if it is being handled by the social media team of the ruling party, then it does raise a question as to why party activists were running an official account of the country's top-most office.

Focal Person to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Digital Media Dr Arslan Khalid told a digital publication that he spoke to PTI’s social media head Jibran Ilyas and he informed him that he changed only the name of the channel and not the URL.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
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 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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