TikTok banned in Pakistan – Reason for TikTok ban??

TikTok banned in Pakistan - Reason for TikTok ban?

TikTok banned in Pakistan by PTA (Pakistan Telecommunications Authority). Let’s find it out whats the Reason for the TikTok ban in the country?

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has finally shut down the short video sharing application TikTok in the country for not removing inappropriate content.

According to a statement issued by PTA, TikTok failed to remove inappropriate and contentious content from the application within the given period. After this authority takes action to shut down TikTok in the country.

According to the PTA, Chinese application management was repeatedly instructed to remove controversial and inappropriate content, but the app management failed to do so.


TikTok banned in Pakistan

According to the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, TikTok was banned from October 9 due to the non-removal of controversial and inappropriate content. It may be recalled that PTA had been issuing orders to the TikTok administration for the last few months to remove controversial and inappropriate content and on one occasion PTA had also shut down some apps.

Reason for TikTok ban?

The PTA had in July this year issued a “final warning” to the TikTok administration for inappropriate content. Also, the PTA has issued notices to the app management several times in the past few months to remove inappropriate videos.

Following the issuance of notices by the PTA, TikTok claimed that it had removed dozens of controversial videos from Pakistan while working with the government and content developers to produce ethical and good content.

Also, a petition was filed in the Lahore High Court by an ordinary citizen regarding the closure of TikTok.

More than 10 users of the application had died in the country.

BY Petitioner

It was also said that the video-sharing application is becoming a means of spreading inappropriate for ratings and fame on social media.

The petition also mentions an incident in July in which a girl was gang-raped by a group of friends on TikTok.

The petition called TikTok an obscene and anti-religious app.

TikTok Banned in India

TikTok has been banned in Pakistan at a time when it was banned in neighboring India a few weeks ago and is facing severe sanctions in the United States.


The United States has also called TikTok a threat to national security. Also, the USA administration threatened TikTok management to sell its US assets to a US company or work with a US company in the country, otherwise it Will be closed.



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