Peshawar High Court orders ban on TikTok

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

According to the reports, 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.

Meanwhile, people on social media are criticising this decision. One of them wrote: “Ban of #TikTok is stupid, very stupid!”

Another one welcomed the decision stated: “Appreciated the decision of Peshawar High Court. #TikTok”

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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