Govt allows TikTok to run youth awareness drive in Pakistan

Federal Information Minister says govt to do partnership with TikTok on Pakistan’s Golden Jubilee, aims to inculcate patriotism

By: News Desk
Published: 11:13 PM, 23 May, 2022
Govt allows TikTok to run youth awareness drive in Pakistan
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Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Monday announced that on the occasion of Pakistan’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, a partnership will be done with TikTok in order to inculcate patriotism in the youth, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

A six-member delegation led by TikTok Regional Head of Asia Pacific called on Federal Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said the government fully believes in the freedom of social media, adding that it will not allow the use of social media to spread chaos, fraud and immorality in society.

Marriyum said Pakistan's constitution protects citizens' rights and freedom of expression, adding that unauthorized use of any position cannot be allowed.

The Federal Minister for Information said that the public should be made aware of the use of TikTok, adding that the TikTok administration should give priority to the local language for awareness.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the TikTok administration should take effective measures, adding that is important to provide protection and awareness to the youth regarding making videos on TikTok.

The Federal Minister for Information said that the branch management could also use the platform of the Information Services Academy managed by the Ministry of Information for awareness purposes, adding the Federal Minister for Information said that the partnership has aimed at inculcating patriotism in the youth.

Marriyum said the partnership aims to promote patriotism among the youth.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said parents should also be informed about the TikTok videos, adding that there is a need to make the youth aware of social and religious values ​​on social media.

An awareness campaign can be launched with the help of PBA, the Ministry of Information will provide all possible support, said Federal Minister for Information.

The Federal Minister for Information said that the health campaign could be carried out on TikTok so that health awareness could reach as many people as possible.

TikTok management said that the application would play its best role in guiding the youth through a partnership with the government, adding that the application can also play an important role in promoting Pakistan's culture and values. 

TikTok management went on to say that it has never shared anti-state and defamatory material, adding that on the occasion of Pakistan's National Day and PSL, millions of videos were made on the TikTok app to cultivate the national spirit.

TikTok management said this spirit will be maintained in the future as well, adding that the spirit of patriotism will be instilled in the youth regarding national days.

TikTok management expressed its gratitude to Federal Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb for arranging the meeting.