The Peshawar High Court (PHC) allowedcthe unblocking of the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok in the country on Thursday after it was initially banned for 20 days.
On March 11, Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court, Qaisar Rashid Khan, ordered the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) to block the app which was promoting unethical and inappropriate content.
During today’s hearing, the Peshawar High Court ordered the government to unblock the app and make sure no unethical content is loaded into it. The court asked the DG of PTA about thee measures taken in relation to the application. The DG responded that TikTok has taken on board focal person to deal with illegal and unethical content being loaded into the app.
Following a Supreme Court ruling, Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that caution must be exercised when making decisions that could harm the country’s economic future.
TikTok has been the subject of numerous complaints and petitions to the court demanding its ban in Pakistan due to its unethical content. Last October, the PTA blocked TikTok after receiving complaints about unethical content in the app. However, PTA restored the app after 10 days.
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