The United States embassy in Islamabad apologised today for retweeting an “unauthorised” post about PM Imran Khan by PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal. The tweet, which compared to Imran Khan with Trump as a dictator sparked outrage on social media, as government officials, including a federal minister and the Sindh governor, called upon the embassy to respect diplomatic norms and issue an apology.
“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 on its Twitter account.
The hashtag #ApologiseUSembassy also started trending on Twitter on Wednesday.