The Peshawar High Court has declared TikTok illegal in Pakistan due to its “immoral content.”

PESHAWAR (Pakistan): On Thursday TikTok, a successful social networking video sharing service, was again hit by a ban, following the order of the Pakistani authorities of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) to ban the App immediately because of its immoral contents.

During hearing of the petition to ban Tiktok, PHC Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan issued orders.

According to PHC Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan, the videos posted on the Chinese-owned app were “not suited to Pakistani society.” He continued by saying that the young were the ones most affected by TikTok.

The judge also expressed his annoyance with the “reports” TikTok got.

Chief  Qaisar Rashid Khan instructed, “We should shut off [the app] immediately with the videos from Tik Tok’s obscenity.”

The PCH CJ also asked the General Manager of the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), whether shutting down TikTok would impact the people of the app. The DG said, “Yes, that’s it.”

The DG also said that the government has contacted officials of TikTok on the immoral material, but has not yet received a “right” reaction.

When the judge heard this, he said that before the company reacts to the government regarding “immoral” content on the website, Tik Tok should be shut down.

The PHC CJ said, “TikTok will be shut down until officials comply and cooperate with you in order to prevent unethical materials on the app.”

In Pakistan, the commonly used Software has been banned for the second time.

In October of last year PTA blocked the Chinese-owned video sharing application following its “failure” to “develop an effective framework for proactive moderation of illegal online content.”

The PTA said that we took action after receiving several complaints from various segments of society about “immoral and obscene” content on the video-sharing app.

Later that month after TikTok told them that the PTA “blocked all accounts that are sometimes associated with the spread of obscenity and immorality.”


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