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Pakistan bans TikTok once again, says videos uploaded are immoral

The latest ban comes three months after the previous ban was lifted. 

Pakistan bans TikTok once again, says videos uploaded are immoral-VPN
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Islamabad, First Published Jun 29, 2021, 6:11 PM IST
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Pakistan has imposed a ban on the video-sharing app TikTok for the third time. 

The latest ban comes three months after the previous ban was lifted. The Sindh High Court ordered the suspension of the app on Monday. 

The ruling came during a hearing where the court issued a notice to the country's attorney general and directed him to follow the orders to get the app suspended. 

The argument of the petitioner's lawyer was that the Peshawar High Court had earlier banned the app as some videos uploaded on the platform are immoral and against the teachings of Islam. 

The lawyer said that his client had approached the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority before bringing the matter to court, but the organisation did not do anything. 

All involved parties have been summoned to court on July 8. 
Earlier today, an application was filed in the Supreme Court that demanded a ban on TikTok. 

Ali Zeb, a resident of Pakpattan, accused the app of promoting crime, drug use, and the use of weapons in videos and alluded that the app's presence in educational institutions led to a bad environment for students. 

The petitioner said that there are individuals who record different endeavours, such as attempted suicide, to garner views on the app, along with saying that the content on the app was against the Islamic laws of Pakistan. 

The petitioner requested for effective policy to be carried out by partially shutting the app down and ordering the government to set up a mechanism to censor the content.

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