Pakistan reverses ban on TikTok after concessions
Update, October 19 (03:00 pm ET): The ban has been reversed after TikTok gave assurances to the government
What you need to know
- TikTok is now banned in Pakistan.
- The Pakistan Tekecommication Authority says that this is down to the nature of the "immoral" content found on TikTok.
- The app has also been banned in India and faces pressure in the U.S.
TikTok is another Chinese-affiliated tech name that's not having a very good year. The app has been banned from India, is facing off a ban in the U.S., and now it's been kicked out of Pakistan as well.
The Pakistani Telecommunication Authority issued the following statement on Twitter, announcing the ban:
In a statement to Engadget, TikTok said:
Until that resolution is reached, the app will remain banned in Pakistan.
Update, October 19 (03:00 pm ET) — Pakistan unbans TikTok
The ban has been reversed after TikTok made some concessions to the Pakistani agency.
Writing on Twitter, the PTA said:
Of course, the PTA notes that a permanent ban is not off the table if TikTok fails to hold up its end of the bargain. For now, TikTok is free to operate once more.
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