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.
Dear Followers: The U.S. Embassy Islamabad Twitter account was accessed last night without authorization. The U.S. Embassy does not endorse the posting or retweeting of political messages. We apologize for any confusion that may have resulted from the unauthorized post.— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) November 11, 2020
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.
This is utterly absurd, how can u @usembislamabad retweet against our PM @ImranKhanPTI containing derogatory remarks?This is against diplomatic protocols. An apology is needed with immediate clarification if fake or hacked. @ForeignOfficePk must take required action. pic.twitter.com/2BoVmrdVp8— Imran Ismail (@ImranIsmailPTI) November 11, 2020
US Embassy still working in Trumpian mode in support of convicted absconder & intervening brazenly in our internal politics! Monroe Doctrine also died centuries ago! US Embassy must observe norms of diplomacy – so if fake then clarify thru tweet; if not then apology tweet needed pic.twitter.com/YI66Ykqqli— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) November 11, 2020
Pakistan is a sovereign country not an American colony! No one is allowed to interfare in our internal matters. How can @usembislamabad promote the corrupt looters of PDM? We demand a formal apology from US Embassy in Islamabad. #ApologiseUSembassy pic.twitter.com/4Fu4yM6YYx— Abdullah. (@SaidbyAbdullah) November 11, 2020