Celebs raise their voice regarding ban on TikTok
Actor Muneeb Butt said that he feels sorry for the TikTok stars after the government banned the application.
Model-turned-actress Nadia Hussain expressed anger and said, “Forget the rapist and murderer of Zainab in Charsadda, forget the long lost motorway rapist, forget Marwa, forget everything! BAN- the drama, the ad, TikTok and more! Because of course that is the ONLY cause of evil in our society!”
Actor Yasir Hussain has also spoken out against the decision and said that the concerned departments should monitor the content instead of banning the whole application.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said it blocked the short-form video app TikTok because of complaints "from different segments of the society against immoral/indecent content."
The authority said that TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has not created a satisfactory way to block offensive content following a warning to get its house in order in July.
TikTok says it has protections in place and hopes to settle the matter.
The ban is notable because, unlike countries such as India and the United States that have already gone after TikTok, Pakistan doesn't have a tense political relationship with China. The two share close economic, diplomatic and military ties, and Pakistan is an integral part of China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure initiative.