TikTok ban to be lifted once ‘guidelines’ are finalized and agreed upon: IT Minister

Syed Aminul Haque – Federal Minister for Information and Technology on Wednesday, announced that TikTok ban will be lifted once guidelines for content regulation are finalized and agreed upon.

Expressing his views in an event on Wednesday, Federal IT Minister Aminul Haque stated that PTA’s ban on popular video sharing platform TikTok will be reversed once regulatory guidelines and restrictions are finalized and agreed upon between government and TikTok administration.

According to the federal minister, government is currently negotiating content regulatory guidelines and policy with TikTok administration to moderate the content and prevent immoral/unethical content being shared and propagated on the video sharing app.

Prior to this, PTA’s TikTok ban was challenged in Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday a day earlier. The petition contends that PTA’s ban on TikTok violates Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan by preventing more than 20 million TikTok users in the country from using the widely popular video sharing app.

The development comes as earlier, PTA had banned TikTok citing complaints over immoral and indecent content being propagated and promoted on the video sharing platform.