December 2, 2021
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SHC lifts ban on video-sharing app TikTok after four days

KARACHI June 28, 2021: The Sindh High Court, while hearing a petition seeking closure of Tik Tok, pronounced its verdict. The court banned Tik Tok across the country.

Sindh High Court issued notice to Attorney General of Pakistan.

The court sought reply from the parties by July 8.

Petitioner’s counsel said that the Peshawar High Court had earlier also banned Tik Tok.

Counsel for the petitioner said that immoral and un-Islamic material was being kept on Tik Tok, complained to PTA but no action was taken on it.

In April, Pakistan has lifted a second ban imposed on TikTok over “immoral and unethical” content after the popular video-sharing app again offered to moderate uploads.

The app, owned by China-based ByteDance, has been downloaded almost 39 million times in Pakistan.

A court in the northwestern city of Peshawar in March ordered the communications regulator to block the app over videos it deemed contrary to the conservative country’s moral values.

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