The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued notices to Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA), Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MoIT & T) and other relevant officials regarding ban on TikTok within Pakistani territory.

The notifications were made in accordance with article 199 of the Pakistani Constitution, and the Secretary of the Ministry, the Secretary of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the APT were asked to appear in court in response to the petition.

The petition was originally filed by a citizen under IHC regulations, who argued that the PTA had banned the video-sharing app without giving due order to the local user community.

The President of the IHC, Athar Min Allah, heard the case and sent notices to the aforementioned defendants prior to its hearing on 6 August.

Previously, TikTok was banned by a local court on the pretext of spreading vulgarity and failure to regulate content on its platform.

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