Peshawar High Court lifts ban on Tik Tok

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SHC lifts ban on video-sharing app TikTok after four days

PSEHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court has lifted the ban on short video sharing app Tik Tok on Thursday and said that the application can be unblocked but “indecent” content should not be uploaded on it.

Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court Qaiser Rashid heard a petition against uploading immoral content on Tik Tok.

The petitioner, Director General PTA’s counsel Sara Ali Khan appeared in the court.The court while delivering its verdict in the case lifted the ban placed on tik-tok earlier. DG PTA said that they want to block or remove people who upload “vulgar” videos.

The Peshawar High Court on March 11 ordered the closure of the Tik Tok app. It was second time that short video sharing app was banned in Pakistan. The app was first blocked in Pakistan on October 9, 2020 over its “obscene and immoral” content.

During the hearing, Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan said that the videos uploaded on Tik Tok were not acceptable in our society and that should be stopped.

The Chief Justice asked the DG PTA whether the ban on application would cause them loss, on which PTA replied that they would incur losses.

DG PTA further told the court that PTA had written to Tik Tok’s officials but they have not yet responded positively.