TikTok banned in Pakistan | Peshawar Hight Court orders to Immediately ban TikTok

Helen Dunmore
  • Peshawar High Court observes that videos uploaded on TikTok are “not acceptable for the Pakistani society”.
  • PHC says TikTok will remain shut till company complies with PTA’s request and cooperate with them on immoral content.
  • This is the second time that TikTok has been banned in Pakistan.
TikTok banned in Pakistan by Peshawar High Court for ‘immoral content’ /geo News

PESHAWAR: PHC Chief Justice (CJ) Qasier Rashid Khan said that the ban will not be lifted till the shameless substance is eliminated from the app.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Director General (DG) told the court he reached TikTok the board to eliminate the unsual content yet he didn’t get any reaction. Justice Khan commented that the application should remain blocked until the authority replies and react on this sensitive issue. Tiktok will be banned till then.

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday requested Pakistani specialists to promptly boycott video-sharing person to person communication administration TikTok for some unusual activities.

The orders were given by PHC Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan, who was hearing a request documented by a resident looking for a prohibition on Tiktok.

TikTok banned in Pakistan
TikTok banned in Pakistan

During the conference, the PHC CJ saw that recordings transferred on TikTok are “not satisfactory for the Pakistani society”. He added that individuals that were for the most part influenced by TikTok were the young.

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The appointed authority additionally communicated his disappointment over the “reports” he was accepting of TikTok.

Tik​​tok videos are spreading obscenity, it [the app] should be shut down immediately.

ordered Chief Justice Qaisar Rashid Khan

He additionally asked the DG Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), who was available in the court, if closing down TikTok would hurt individuals running the application, to which the DG reacted in the positive.

The DG likewise told the court that the public authority had kept in touch with TikTok authorities, however they still couldn’t seem to get a “positive” reaction from them. When the judge heard this, he saw that TikTok ought to be closed down till the organization reacts to the public authority on the “shameless” content being posted on the site.

“TikTok will be shut down till officials comply with your request and cooperate with you to stop immoral content on the app,”

ordered the PHC CJ.

This is the second time that the generally utilized App has been prohibited in Pakistan. All the time warnings were giving to the app administrations but still they things didn’t work well.

In October of a year ago, the PTA had blocked the Chinese owned video-sharing application after the organization “neglected to completely agree” with its directions for “improvement of a successful component for proactive control of unlawful online content”.

At that point, the PTA had said that the progression was taken after they got various grievances and complains from various fragments of society against “unethical and revolting” content on the video-sharing application Tiktok.

However that very month, the PTA overturned its decision after it was told by TikTok that the organization would “block all records more than once engaged with spreading vulgarity and unethical behavior”.

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