On Friday, the Sindh High Court (SHC) lifted the ban on TikTok after receiving assurances from the telecom regulator that a decision on the petitioner’s plea will be issued by Monday.
As a result of a citizen’s plea, the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SHC) on July 28 ruled that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) ban the services of the video-sharing website on June 28. The citizen had been offended by the “immorality and obscenity” on the mobile app.
On June 30, the PTA notified the court that it had stopped access to the app, which took place during today’s session.
It had asked the court to reconsider its ruling and to grant it permission to restart the services.
The petitioner’s counsel told the court that the PTA will accelerate the process and issue a decision on the petitioner’s request by July 5, if not sooner.
Following consideration of the arguments, the SHC rescinded the suspension order and directed the PTA to make a decision on the subject until then, as previously stated.
The hearing was then postponed until the following Monday.
It is important to note that TikTok has been stopped for the third time in the last 12 months as a result of the content shared on the mobile app, which is not uncommon.