Twitter blocks account of TLP’s Khadim Rizwi

Twitter blocks account of TLP’s Khadim Rizwi

Islamabad (Agencies): Twitter authorities on late Sunday blocked Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) central leader Khadim Rizvi’ account on Pakistan’s request.

Pakistan had requested the Twitter authorities to block Rizvi’s account for threatening the state and its institutions.

Federal Minister of Human Rights Shireen Mazari said on Sunday said that the popular micro blogging website Twitter had refused to comply with the government’s request to block Rizvi’s accounts.

Mazari said in a tweet that, “Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was asked to do this by the relevant minister on Friday and I am shocked it hasn’t happened as I was present when PTA bureaucracy was finally found available and tasked!”

However, after checking with the information minister, Mazari clarified that Twitter had refused to comply with government’s request to block the TLP chief’s Twitter account.

Thousands of TLP protesters brought Pakistan to a standstill during its recent protest, burning rickshaws, cars and lorries to protest against the acquittal of a Christian woman by SC who spent eight years on death row on false charges of blasphemy.

The TLP threatened to kill the judges and destroyed the public properties during its recent protest.