Peshawar High Court lifts ban on TikTok

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday allowed the government to unblock TikTok in Pakistan.

A bench, headed by Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid khan, directed the government to ensure that immoral content is not uploaded to the app.

“What action have you taken thus far [to have objectionable content removed from the app]?” the top PHC judge questioned the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) official

“The management has hired a focal person who will handle the issues of immoral and illegal content that is uploaded to the app,” a PTA official said.

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) previously ordered Pakistani authorities to immediately ban video-sharing social networking service TikTok.

A PHC bench, headed by Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan, called for a ban to be imposed on the app from today.

The chief justice remarked, “Videos being uploaded on TikTok are unacceptable to our society.”

“TikTok videos are peddling vulgarity in society,” he said and ordered that this app be blocked immediately.

DG Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) told the court that a request has been made with the officials of the application; however, no positive response was received from the company.

On this CJ PHC said that a ban should be imposed on the application as long as officials of the company do not follow the directions of the country. He further said that the application is having a negative influence on the young generation.

It is to be mentioned here that around 4.5 million videos are daily uploaded on the app in Pakistan.

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