Chinese social media application TikTok, which was banned 3 times in Pakistan since October last year, has been banned again.
Pakistan Telecommunication Agency (PTA) announced in a statement on Twitter that access to the TikTok application and the platform’s website was blocked.
In the statement, it was noted that the ban decision was taken due to the existence of inappropriate content on TikTok and the platform’s failure to remove such content.
BANNED FOR THE 4TH TIME
Thus, since October 9, 2020, TikTok has been banned 4 times in Pakistan.
Pakistan Telecommunications Agency banned TikTok on October 9, 2020, on the grounds that “immoral” content could not be controlled.
On October 19, 2020, the agency announced that the ban on TikTok was lifted after TikTok promised to block accounts associated with the spread of obscene and inappropriate content.
Pakistan became the second Asian country to ban TikTok after India.
“UNACCEPTABLE FOR PAKISTAN COMMUNITY”
On March 11, the Peshawar High Court decided to ban TikTok on the grounds that it “spreads obscenity in society”.
“To respectfully comply with Supreme Court orders, the PTA has instructed service providers to immediately block access to the TikTok App,” the PTA explained.
On the other hand, Supreme Court Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan, who made the decision to block TikTok, stated that the videos uploaded to TikTok were “unacceptable for the Pakistani society”.
ASKIYA WAS TAKEN
The court ruled to lift the ban on TikTok on April 1.
On June 28, the hearing of the lawsuit filed by an aggrieved Pakistani against the social media application due to the “immoral and obscene” content spread by TikTok was held at the Sindh High Court.
In the court’s decision, TikTok was suspended until the next hearing on July 8th.
On July 2, the court ended its “suspension” decision on the social media app on June 28 for indecent and obscene content.