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X’s suspension: PHC issues notices to relevant officials

By Bureau report
April 18, 2024
Screengrab shows X services down in Pakistan. — Geo Tv/File
Screengrab shows X services down in Pakistan. — Geo Tv/File

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday again issued notices to the relevant officials against the suspension of X formerly Twitter.

A two-member bench comprising Justice SM Attique Shah and Justice Syed Arshad Ali heard the petitions.Nauman Mohib Kakakhel representing the petitioners told the bench that the federal government had suspended X without any reason. He said that X was a social media platform, which was also used for advertising purposes to promote business and startups. He said that many youngsters in Pakistan were using X for sharing information and the platform was also being used to spread education besides providing jobs to the youth. Presenting his arguments in the case, Nauman Kakakhel said that Pakistan was a developing country and needed the use of Information Technology. However, he said that the government had placed a ban on the use of X, which had deprived its users of accessing their accounts. He requested the court to declare the ban illegal and unconstitutional.