Pakistan Blocks Social Media Platform 'X' Over Concerns About 'National Security'

In a surprising move on Wednesday afternoon, Pakistan's Interior Ministry confirmed the long-suspected shutdown of social media platform 'X' saying that it ordered the temporary blockage in February on national security concerns.
Pakistan Bans X

Pakistan Bans X

Islamabad: In a surprising move on Wednesday afternoon, Pakistan's Interior Ministry confirmed the long-suspected shutdown of social media platform 'X' saying that it ordered the temporary blockage in February on 'national security concerns'.
Users have reported problems using X, formerly known as Twitter, in Pakistan since mid-February, but the government made no official announcements.
"It is very pertinent to mention here that the failure of Twitter/X to adhere to the lawful directives of the government of Pakistan and address concerns regarding the misuse of its platform necessitated the imposition of a ban," the report seen by Reuters said.
The interior ministry mentioned the shutdown in a written court submission on Wednesday.
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