Twitter suspended chairman Tehreek-e-Labaik (TLP) Khadim Rizvi’s Twitter account on 4th November. Upon visiting the handle @KhadimRizviReal, a notification ‘Account suspended’ appears. The error reads the account has been suspended “for violating Twitter rules”.
Nighat Dad, digital rights activist, said that her request was taken under consideration by the micro-blogging site. “Okay great humans of twitter seems Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s twitter handle is gone,” she tweeted.
Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari on Sunday said that despite the request by Pakistan government, Twitter had refused to block the account of Khadim Rizvi.
Updating about the situation, the federal minister said: “Just checked with information minister who was informed that Twitter refusing our request.”
PTA was asked to do this by the relevant minister on Friday and I am shocked it hasnt happened as I was present when PTA bureaucracy was finally found available and tasked! https://t.co/G3YLF6hz9C
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) November 4, 2018
Moreover, Jemima Goldsmith, former wife of PM Imran Khan, reacted to Twitter suspending the cleric’s account by saying, “Something good happened today. Well done @Twitter“.
— Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) November 4, 2018