Pakistan bans TikTok again, this time for celebrating ‘LGBT-Pride Month’


Sindh High Court (SHC) directed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to immediately suspend TikTok over immoral content while celebrating ‘LGBT-Pride Month’.

In a hearing on Monday, SHC took action against the video-sharing app which celebrated LGBT-Pride Month which goes against the culture and religion of Pakistan.

“In view of such submission[s] by the representative of the defendant No. 2, the ban was lifted from the defendant No. 3, but the defendant No. 3, paying no heed to the constant undertakings and assurances given by them before various Courts and the defendant No., nor respecting the law and the basic injunctions of Islam as well as the culture of Pakistan, has recently started a social media campaign whereby they are celebrating ‘LGBT-Pride Month’,” SHC’s order read.

“Let [a] notice be issued to the defendants as well a DAG [Deputy Attorney General] Pakistan for 08.07.2021 and till then the defendant No. 2 is hereby directed to suspend the operations of and/or access to the TikTok application in Pakistan,” the order added.

BY Express Tribune
By Express Tribune
By Express Tribune

Earlier, TikTok was banned twice in Pakistan over immoral content. Both times, the ban was lifted after TikTok management assured to control immoral content on the app.

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