Exactly one year after the ban was imposed in India, Tik Tok has now been banned in Pakistan as well. Pakistan’s High Court has temporarily banned Tik Tok.
Islamabad : Exactly one year after the ban in India, now Tik Tok has been banned in Pakistan as well. Pakistan’s High Court has temporarily banned Tik Tok. After hearing a petition against the Chinese video-sharing app, the Sindh High Court has directed the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to suspend the Chinese app until the next hearing. The next hearing is set for July 8. The app has been suspended in Pakistan for “spreading immorality and obscenity”. (TikTok suspended in Pakistan once again)
This is the second time the app has been banned in Pakistan this year. A similar action was taken by the Peshawar High Court (PHC) in March following a petition filed by several citizens. However, with the suggestion that no ‘immoral content’ should be uploaded, the PTA asked to take some measures. And lifted the ban 10 days later. In October, the PTA banned Tiktok after receiving complaints about pornographic and immoral content on Tiktok.
Tiktak has been banned in Pakistan before
Pakistan has had good relations with China since 1951. The two countries have repeatedly cooperated not only militarily but also in the socio-economic sphere. TickTock, also known as Doin in China, is an app owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. This is a Chinese video sharing social networking service.
The court said in its order that the app company does not respect the rules and regulations of Pakistan, nor does it comply with them. The company has completely failed to comply with both. The company has also completely failed to understand the culture of Islam and Pakistan. Meanwhile, it is learned that TikTock has 30 million or 3 crore users in Pakistan.
Tiktak banned in many countries
So far, many countries have banned or threatened to ban the Tiktok platform. In June 2019, Tiktok was banned by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India. It was banned on the grounds that the app is detrimental to India’s sovereignty and integrity, India’s defense and public order. The ban was lifted in 2020, but it is still in place.
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(TikTok suspended in Pakistan once again)