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TikTok ban Lifted in PAKISTAN but under certain conditions, later confirmed by The PTA

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The popular social media platform app TIKTOK which was recently banned by governments of many countries. Recently a week ago, A new country’s name was added to the list who banned this Chinese Application. The name of the Country was Pakistan. As the justification for the prohibition, the government cited the distribution of morally repugnant and inappropriate content on the platform. The company’s latest transparency report showed that only two out of 40 accounts from which Pakistan requested content to be restricted acted on TikTok.It seems all these reasons complied Pakistani Government to put a ban on TikTok.

But as per new reports in Pakistani Media, The ban was lifted today but under certain conditions. This was later confirmed by The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). They made an announcement on Twitter about the lifting of the ban. The lifting is conditional as it comes with certain conditions, an image from the press release attached to the tweet says.

TIKTOK assures PTA to follow norms and laws of Pakistan

It turns out that TikTok has assured the PTA that “in full compliance with societal standards as well as the laws of Pakistan” it will regulate content on the platform. It has also said that it will make sure that users are restricted who have been particularly active in posting illegitimate videos.
The PTA has thus decided to lift the ban on the basis of these conditions. It does, however, say that it will permanently block the app if these conditions are not met.
A TikTok spokesman said – “We are pleased to see that the TikTok app has been restored in Pakistan and that we will be able to continue enabling Pakistani voices and creativity in a safe environment.”

TikTok popularity in Pakistan

In terms of app installations, Pakistan is the 12th largest market for TikTok. According to information from Sensor Tower, an analytics firm, TikTok is one of the most popular applications in the country and has 43 million installations. The Verge reports that Pakistan is also the third-highest video deletion country, with more than 6 million videos pulled down in H1 2020 for not complying with the rules of TikTok.

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