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SHC bans TikTok app across country

SHC bans TikTok app across country
June 28, 2021

KARACHI (92 News) - The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday banned popular social media platform TikTok across the country over immoral content.

The SHC heard a petition seeking a ban on TikTok. The court ordered a nationwide ban on the social media app. The ban will be applicable till at least July 8, which is the next date of hearing.

Petitioner's counsel Barrister Muhammad Asad adopted the stance that immoral and un-Islamic material was being placed on TikTok, complained to PTA but no action was taken on it.

The Sindh High Court issued notice to the attorney general of Pakistan (AGP). The court sought reply from the parties by July 8.

Earlier on April 1, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) directed to lift the ban on popular video-sharing social networking service TikTok, directing the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to ensure non-access to unethical and objectionable material keeping in view the provisions of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016.

Earlier, on March 11, 2021, a ban had been placed on TikTok. As per the orders of the PHC, the PTA had issued instructions to the internet service providers to lift the ban on the TikTok app.