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After High Court Orders, PTA Notifies TikTok Ban in Pakistan

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked access to TikTok app in Pakistan, we have confirmed with authorities.

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PTA spokesperson said that in compliance with the Peshawar High Court, services providers have been directed to immediately block access to Tik Tok app in the country.

TikTok App, at the time of filing of this report, is not accessible for users in Pakistan on various ISPs.

The official further stated that with reference to the hearing on TikTok App in Peshawar High Court it is being quoted in (certain section of) media that the PTA director said the authority had sent a request to TikTok officials but had not yet received a “positive response”.

PTA representative did not make any such remark in the Court.

“In fact, the report submitted to the Court, which is part of the record, stated that TikTok is cooperating with PTA in regulating objectionable content”, said the statement issued by PTA.

It must be mentioned here that TikTok was previously banned by PTA, for objectionable Content, at least twice but it was reinstated after assurances from TikTok.

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This time, however, it is different as the court ruled for the ban and no one (at its own) can reinstate the access of TikTok in Pakistan unless the company appears in the court, or anyone from the public is able to justify that TikTok will ensure removal of objectionable content from its platform.

TikTok has said that it complies with local laws to ensure that any objectionable content is removed.

It must be noted that a similar court ban on YouTube in 2010 lasted for four years until the company ensured the court and the government that no objectionable content will be allowed for access in Pakistan.

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  • finally the sense prevails. hope we continue with policy to safeguard ourselves from such blatant deterioration of values

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  • Sukkar Alhamdulillah ,ke tiktok banned ho gaya ,Allah kare dramas channel or extra entertainment apps or channel banned ho Jain jis ki waja se generation or specially women’s kharab ho rahi Hain .

  • When things comes to neck than we realise it’s time to take action. O bhai pehlay he aisey laws bana lo k koi cheez galat ho hi na paey, lakin bananey ga kaisey jab qabnon bananey waley hi qanoon ki tabjiyan uratey hyn. You don’t have to ban any social media in Pakistan rather enforce laws and politicea according to our geogracial way.

  • What about the objectionable content observed in Drama’s ?
    Is there any effort here ?
    Or money is the key of justice

  • Hahahahaha
    Stupid action
    Will be accessed by using VPN
    And many free vpn available.

  • They just want more control over the flow of information on the platform, just like on the case of YouTube. but, at least most of the internet is not banned in Pakistan, unlike some other countries.

  • It’s about time we stop this nonsense app. Next step should be to put a hold onto these drama’s etc. which have literally messed up brains of our youth.

  • Shukar hai. We must keep banning everything. We should ban Google also as people can use it search for all kinds of information and content. In fact we should ban internet completely. Aur all these TV channels… Toba toba… Must shut down all entertainment TV channels. State owned news channels should only be allowed. Books, all science books printed by infidels must also be banned. We are the purest of the pure and should not be exposed to anything that will make us “gumrah”.

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