State Bank of Pakistan joins Twitter

Account launched on the 67th anniversary of the central bank.

Web Desk July 01, 2015
State Bank Governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra inaugurating the official Twitter account of the central bank on Wednesday. PHOTO: NNI

KARACHI: The central bank of Pakistan on Wednesday formally joined microblogging website Twitter.

The account, @StateBank_Pak was launched by State Bank Governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra at a ceremony in Karachi.

The move came on the 67th anniversary of the central bank.

The account made a total of five tweets on Wednesday. In addition to announcing itself on the microblogging site, the account tweeted out a monthly statistical bulletin, a report on the freshly issued rate of remuneration on special cash reserve account, a circular on subsidy for exporting wheat, and the quarterly infrastructure finance review for January-March 2015.

By the end of Wednesday, the account had over 100 followers.

The social media website is fast gaining popularity, especially in Pakistan where there are an estimated 2 million accounts. Though it lags far behind the likes of Facebook, it has become a popular medium for companies to interact with followers and releasing statements.


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