KARACHI: After the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) report suspending the app across Pakistan on Thursday. TikTok is stating that it is working with the government officials to resolve their concerns.
On June 28, 2021, The Sindh High court decreed to suspend the social media app TikTok over Pakistan until the 8th of July. In response, TikTok announces that it is acting tirelessly to examine and take steps towards the content that is violating their Community Guidelines.
Tiktok states, “The creativity and passion of our community have produced happiness to homes across Pakistan and presented a home for amazingly gifted creators.”
“We have expanded our local-language moderation potential for Pakistan and work earnestly to evaluate and take action on content in breach of our Community Guidelines,” it further asserted.
“We remain to operate with regulators and look forth to assisting the millions of TikTok users and creators in Pakistan who have discovered a place for creativity, fun, and essential economic possibilities for several years to come,” says TikTok while concluding their comment.
A petitioner first addressed his concern regarding TikTok’s content to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). However, after no response, the petitioner filed an appeal at the court. Before this ruling, the Peshawar High Court banned TikTok due to its content containing material that is “immoral and against the teachings of Islam.” This ruling was taken as an example by the petitioner while presenting the case to the Sindh High Court, resulting in the recent suspension.