The Sindh High Court has reconsidered its decision on the TikTok ban.
ByFaisal Chughtai | Published date:
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The Sindh High Court (SHC) has reversed its order to outlaw TikTok, one of Pakistan's most popular video-sharing apps.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SHC) overturned its judgment on June 28 and ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to unblock the application on Friday (July 2).
The court also directed the PTA to take action against LGBT-related applications as soon as possible. The PTA has agreed to resolve all concerns by July 5.
The SHC had earlier ordered TikTok's nationwide ban because of its immoral and offensive material. The news comes after TikTok filed a compliance report in response to the ban on Thursday.
According to the report, the site has deleted eight million filthy and immoral videos and disabled thousands of accounts at the government's request in the previous few months.
"We've expanded our local-language moderating capabilities for Pakistan, and we work hard to monitor and respond to content that violates our Community Guidelines," it said.
"We will continue to cooperate with regulators, and we look forward to servicing the millions of TikTok users and artists in Pakistan who have discovered a home for creativity, enjoyment, and important economic possibilities for many years to come," TikTok ended in a statement.