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PHC orders PTA to ban TikTok for spreading obscenity

PHC orders PTA to ban TikTok for spreading obscenity
March 11, 2021

PESHAWAR (92 News) - The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has ordered to ban popular social media videos app TikTok for spreading obscenity.

While hearing a petition against the TikTok, PHC Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to ban TikTok over proliferation of videos "spreading obscenity in society".

PTA Director Kamran Gandapur and deputy attorney generals Amir Javed and Asghar Kundi were also present in court.

Justice Khan said videos being uploaded to TikTok were "unacceptable for Pakistani society". "TikTok is affecting most of the youth. Reports being received about the platform in Peshawar are sad."

He also remarked that the videos were spreading obscenity and thus the platform should be immediately closed. He questioned whether the closure would hurt the platform, to which Gandapur responded in the affirmative.