Petition to ban Tik Tok filed in Lahore High Court


LAHORE (9Newshd): A petition seeking a ban on youngsters’ famous mobile app Tik Tok has been filed in Lahore High Court.

As per details, petitioner Advocate Nadeem Sarwar contended that Tik Tok was spoiling the youth by wasting their money and time. The app was promoting vulgarity and was further giving rise to blackmailing and harassment in society, the petition read.

The federal government, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) were made parties to the petition calling for a ban on the Tik Tok.

The petition requested the court to direct the PTA to restrict Tik Tok in the country while instructing the federal government to draft a privacy protection act.

“The court should stop the PEMRA from broadcasting Tik Tok videos,” the petitioner said.

It may be recalled that earlier in 2019, the Indian government had asked Google and Apple to take down popular Chinese short-video mobile application TikTok.

The development came when a court in Tamil Nadu ordered the Indian central government to prohibit TikTok downloads, saying the app was encouraging pornography and could expose children to sexual predators.

TikTok is a social media app for short-form mobile videos launched in China in September 2016 as ‘Douyin’ and one year later, it was introduced to globally as ‘TikTok’. For more latest news Pakistan, visit


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