PHC bans TikTok over obscene content
The Peshawar High Court on Thursday directed the Pakistan Tele Communication Authority (PTA) to ban TIikTok over obscene content.
PHC Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan gave the order while hearing a petition against the social media platform.
PTA Director Kamran Gandapur and deputy attorney generals Amir Javed and Asghar Kundi were also present in court.
Justice Khan said videos being uploaded to TikTok were “unacceptable for Pakistani society”. “TikTok is affecting most of the youth. Reports being received about the platform in Peshawar are sad.”
obscenity” and thus the platform should be immediately closed. He questioned whether the closure would hurt the platform, to which Gandapur responded in the affirmative.
The PTA director said the authority had sent a request to TikTok officials but had not yet received a “positive response”.
“TikTok should be closed down unless their officials comply with your request and cooperate with you to prevent immoral content,” said Justice Khan. “It will be closed until your request is processed,” the court said.