PTI govt imposes another restriction on content creators
PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government has imposed another restriction on social media content creators.
The director archeology department has announced that a fee would be charged for making video of museum or ancient artifacts in Gorkhatri park of Peshawar. He said that the decision was taken in a bid to protect the historical places.
The authorities said that they had suspended a security official for negligence few days ago after TikTokers damaged an ancient artifact in the park.
Earlier the PTI’s Punjab government had banned Youtubers and TikTokers from shooting videos in all the parks.
The Punjab government had announced that TikTokers and YouTubers will no longer be allowed to make any videos in the parks. Only national media will be allowed to make videos in the parks. The decision was taken by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar.
According to the report, in order to make videos for social media, one has to first apply for a permit and submit its script to the park administration.
On July 20, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had blocked TikTok application and website across Pakistan after the Chinese company failed to take inappropriate content down from the social media platform.
In a press release, the PTA had said that in the light of relevant provisions of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016, the PTA had blocked access to TikTok App and website in the country.
“The action has been taken due to continuous presence of inappropriate content on the platform and its failure to take such content down,” read the statement issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.
Earlier on June 28, the SHC had ordered to ban the famous video-sharing app while issuing a notice to the attorney general of Pakistan.