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X ‘working’ with Pakistani govt to understand its ‘concerns’

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Elon Musk-owned social media firm issued its first statement since the platform’s suspension in mid-February.

In its first statement since X was suspended in Pakistan in mid-February, the social media platform said it “continues to work” with the relevant authorities in the country regarding their concerns.

The platform’s Global Government Affairs team, via their official handle on X, wrote: “We continue to work with the Pakistani Government to understand their concerns.”

Acquired by American tech billionaire Elon Musk in April 2022, X, formerly Twitter, has been suspended by Pakistan’s government since February 17, over a week after the country’s general elections.

In the wake of the polls, debates around the fairness and transparency in the conduct of the polls were rampant on the social media platform.

Later, X users began reporting problems in accessing its site. However, the government of Pakistan issued no official comment on the matter.

However, in its report submitted to the Islamabad High Court in a separate case related to the suspension, the interior minister maintained that it shut the website following national security concerns in the wake of which the social media platform issued its statement.

In its report to IHC, the ministry stated that “content uploaded on the internet” is a “threat” to the country’s national security.

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