Tiktok Unbanned in Pakistan Just After 20 Days

Tiktok unbanned in Pakistan again, this time after 20 days of ban. The Chinese social media platform Tiktok got banned in Pakistan and then gets unbanned in less than 20 days.

Tiktok ban March 2021

Tiktok got banned again on the 11th of March 2021 over censorship of immoral content on the app.

Tiktok Ban

Pakistan’s Telecommunications Authority said it banned TikTok after a provincial court in Peshawar called for the platform to be removed. According to a court order, judges argued that the app was “detrimental to the youth” of Pakistan. They also claimed that “videos being uploaded are against the set norms and values” of the country. “PTA had issued directions to the service providers to immediately block access to the TikTok app,” the regulator said following the order from the Peshawar high court. The application as of now has been unbanned again and it’s running smoothly, after a ban of about 20 days.
But it’s not the only time that PTA has banned Tiktok on the account of immoral content.

Tiktok ban October 2020

Tiktok was also banned in October of 2020 for less than 10 days and then again the access was granted. The ban had the same reasoning about immoral content. Pakistan had blocked TikTok temporarily for a few days, and the ban was lifted after TikTok’s management assured the Pakistani government they would block all accounts “repeatedly involved in spreading obscenity and immorality.” The country has a patchy history with social media content, Youtube was also hinted at being banned but then there was no further discussion on that note.

Tiktok Ban

I think that banning sites & applications is not the solution of anything because VPN is very common nowadays. We should think of good permanent solutions instead of banning stuff, especially when many people are earning bread from these platforms.

What do you guys think? Do you think the ban culture in Pakistan is good? What should be the permanent solution to this? Share your opinions in the comments below.

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