The word ‘Prime Minister’ has been dropped from the official YouTube channel before the expiration of the no-confidence motion in Parliament aimed at removing Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government. And because of this, the verified tick mark of his channel also disappeared.
As a rule of thumb, YouTube channels that are verified have a tick next to their name. However, if the name of a channel is changed, its verified tick is changed.
Imran Khan launched the official YouTube channel in his name from the Prime Minister’s Office a year after he was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. The channel was opened to highlight all the activities of the Prime Minister.
When contacted by the media to find out the reason behind the omission of the word ‘Prime Minister’ from Imran Khan’s name on the YouTube channel, Imran Ghazzali, the digital media wing of the Pakistani government, said that he was only in charge of running Twitter and Facebook accounts. He does not manage the YouTube channel.
The name change comes after the opposition party tabled a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan in Parliament.