PHC orders immediate ban on TikTok for indecent content

By: News Desk      Published: 02:13 PM, 11 Mar, 2021
PHC orders immediate ban on TikTok for indecent content

The Peshawar High Court on Thursday ordered an immediate ban on the popular social media app TikTok which is owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The ruling was delivered in light of complaints against immoral and indecent content on the video-sharing platform. 

The petition against TikTok was heard in the Peshawar High Court and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Director General, Deputy Attorney General and lawyers appeared before the court and presented their arguments.

PHC Chief Justice Qaiser Rasheed Khan while announcing the verdict remarked that indecent videos being uploaded on the TikTok are negatively impacting Pakistani youth, adding that it’s our duty to protect the young generation from immoral activities. “TikTok videos are not acceptable to our society as these spread vulgarity. The reports we are receiving about it are regrettable and the app should be shut down immediately,” the PHC chief justice said.

Earlier in October 2020, authorities in Pakistan have announced the lifting of a ban on TikTok, saying they received assurances from the video-sharing platform that it would moderate the content in accordance with local laws.

Azmat Ali Shah reported this news.