ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, on the primary day of Eidul-Adha banned the favored video-sharing app for the fourth third time below the Cybercrime Act, 2016.
PTA additionally shared a tweet on its official deal with concerning the growth. “In the light of relevant provisions of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016, PTA has blocked access to TikTok App and website in the country,” the authority wrote.
The motion has been taken because of steady presence of inappropriate content material on the platform and its failure to take such content material down.
— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) July 21, 2021
“The action has been taken due to the continuous presence of inappropriate content on the platform and its failure to take such content down.”
The most recent ban, which coincides with Eidul Adha celebrations, got here almost three weeks after the Sindh Excessive Courtroom revoked the ban on TikTok. On June 28, the court docket ordered the PTA to droop the companies of the video-sharing web site on a citizen’s petition, which moved the court docket to take away the immoral and obscene content material” on the Chinese language-owned platform.
The video-sharing platform was first blocked in Pakistan final yr in October, over its obscene and immoral content material. The PTA mentioned it had issued a closing discover to the app and gave appreciable time to reply and develop and an efficient mechanism for ‘proactive moderation of unlawful online content.’ TikTok has failed to totally adjust to the PTA’s directions, a press launch despatched by the authority reads. The ban was reversed after 10 days.
The PTA blocked the app for the second time on March 11.“In respectful compliance to the orders of the Peshawar High Court, PTA has issued directions to service providers to immediately block access to the TikTok App,” the PTA mentioned in a Twitter publish. The ban was reversed after three weeks.
In the meantime, the Chinese language-owned app has eliminated over six million movies in Pakistan because of grownup content material, from January until March this yr, it introduced.