Pakistan lifts ban on TikTok after seven days closure

By: News Desk      Published: 02:56 PM, 19 Oct, 2020
Pakistan lifts ban on TikTok after seven days closure

Pakistan on Monday decided to unban the video-sharing Chinese social media app TikTok after seven-day closure by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

TikTok management assured Pakistan for removing objectionable content from the site.

It is pertinent to note that senior management of TikTok held a virtual meeting with PTA on October 12.

In a statement issued by the PTA, “TikTok, in an effort to have meaningful engagement with PTA & in compliance with instructions of the Authority with respect to moderating the unlawful online content in accordance with laws of Pakistan, held a detailed virtual meeting with Chairman PTA.”

During the meeting, TikTok senior representative highlighted the efforts that have been taken besides sharing future strategy to improve content moderation in line with local laws. 

Chairman PTA acknowledged the efforts of TikTok and asked for tangible timelines for the proposed actions. Both sides resolved to continue their engagement to arrive at a mutually acceptable mechanism to continue to provide safe internet experience to the users in Pakistan.