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US embassy in Islamabad issues apology over’unauthorised’ tweet supporting a controversial statement against PM Imran

The apology statement comes after social media users demanded explanation from the US Embassy over its action.

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The United States embassy in Islamabad on Wednesday has issued an apology over an ‘unauthorised’ tweet that supporting a controversial statement against PM Imran.

The embassy’s official account on Tuesday had retweeted a post about the premier by PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal that sparked outrage on social media.

“The US embassy Islamabad Twitter account was accessed last night without authorisation. The US embassy does not endorse the posting or retweeting of political messages. We apologise for any confusion that may have resulted from the unauthorised post,” the embassy said in its tweet.

The retweet from the US embassy’s official account attracted a lot of  flak by social media users including PTI leaders who asked the embassy to issue an apology for endorsing Ahsan Iqbal’s opinion.

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