Peshawar – Pakistan: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) took back its ban on TikTok and asked the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to let the TikTok app operate in Pakistan but make sure that immoral content should not uploaded.

PHC allows lifting of TikTok ban but asks PTA to ensure immoral content is not uploaded

The PTA DG told the court that they had taken up the issue with TikTok’s management again. He added that the company has hired a focal person on the issue.

To this, the judge told the PTA that it should have a system in place to differentiate between good and bad content on the app.

PTA will monitor all immoral and illegal content uploaded on TikTok

We will monitor all the immoral and illegal things being uploaded on TikTok. We have talked to TikTak management to block those accounts who make the same mistake again and again.

Amir Azeem Bajwa – Director General PTA

The court then issued orders to unblock the app and directed PTA to work on stopping immoral content on the TikTok app.

Open TikTok but immoral content should not be uploaded.

PHC Order

The court also adjourned the hearing till May 25 and asked the DG PTA to present a detailed report on the matter.

PTA action can reduce objectionable content on TikTok

The minister said Pakistan should be careful while taking decisions that may cause harm to the economic future of the country. We need a framework to encourage international companies to make Pakistan their investment hub.

TikTok Statement

Following the PHC order, TikTok said they were pleased to see that the app has become available in Pakistan once again.

We are pleased that TikTok is once again available to our community in Pakistan. This is a testament to TikTok’s continued commitment to enforcing our community guidelines to promote a safe and positive community online.

TikTok Statement

TitTok acknowledged the PTA for its support and ongoing productive dialogue. It also recognized the authority for their care of the digital experience of Pakistani users.

It added that actions taken by the PTA will go a long way to assuring a stable, enabling environment to allow TikTok to explore further investment in Pakistan.

This was the second time that the widely used App was banned in Pakistan.

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