TikTok Ban in Pakistan Case: High Court issues order on PTA petition

TikTok Ban in Pakistan Case: High Court issues order on PTA petition
The Lahore High Court granted the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) two weeks to file a response to the TikTok ban in Pakistan case.

Justice Shahid Waheed of the High Court has heard a separate petition for the ban of the video-sharing social media app Tik Tok. The applicant's position was that:
With TikTok app the younger generation is being destroyed, with the waste of time and money, pornography/obsenity is becoming more common.
The applicant also said (in application) that: Measures have not been taken to protect the younger generation from the negative effects of social media; the court may order that the tiktok videos be prevented from broadcasting until the final decision of the petition.

In front of the court, Pemra's lawyer filed a written reply stating that Pemra does not regulate social media; the applicant should consult the Council of Complaints if there is objectionable content on electronic media, so the request is not accurate that should be heard. , It should be rejected.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority did not file a response before the court, and a lawyer was sought by the PTA's lawyer to file the reply, after which the court adjourned the hearing for two weeks.

However, TikTok on the other side is very strict and directly rejects videos that are not suitable for under 18 audiences or showcases material that is not safe for work.