Pakistani High Court Lifts Ban on TikTok

The media regulatory agency in Pakistan has decided to reinstate the access of the country to the Chinese video-sharing platform TikTok, officials said on Thursday.

The move came after the Peshawar High Court (PHC) has ordered to ban TikTok on March 11 following accusations about the alleged presence of “immoral and indecent content” on the social media platform, the second time that the court slapped restrictions against the Chinese app in less than six months.

The Pakistani court then ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to make sure that “vulgar” content that would go against the moral values of the conservative nation would not get uploaded on TikTok.

In his judgment, PHC Chief Justice Qaisar Rasheed told the country’s telecommunication watchdog to do its best to block the uploading of obscene content on the social media platform.

“The app has assured us it will filter and moderate content,” Jahanzeb Mehsud, a lawyer for the country’s media regulatory agency, said in a press release.

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