Pakistan SHC Blacklists TikTok Again

ByShehryar Makhdoom | Published date:

On Monday, the High Court of Sindh (SHC) ordered that the TikTok video-sharing app be banned nationwide.

The decision came almost three months after the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority lifted its restriction on the app (PTA).

The development was made when a petition was heard seeking to prohibit the Chinese software.

The Court sent an announcement to the Pakistan Attorney General (AGP) to enforce the orders.

''Defendant No. 2 is to suspend the operation and/or access to the TikTok application in Pakistan''.

At the hearing, the petitioner's lawyer referred to the High Court ruling in Peshawar in October 2020 concerning the TikTok ban.

He said that the Court ordered the platform to be banned because the films on the platform were "immoral and against Islamic beliefs."

The lawyer also noted that the PTA had been brought before the Court by its client, but the PTA had not taken action on its allegations