Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) banned live streaming platform BIGO and issued a final warning to TikTok to control obscenity, vulgarity and immorality.
The decision had been taken following the number of complaints PTA received from different segments of the society who believe such immoral, obscene and vulgar content on social media is creating extremely negative effects on society in general and youth in particular.
“We had issued necessary notices to the aforementioned social media companies under law to moderate the socialization and content within legal and moral limits, in accordance with the laws of the country. However, the response of these companies has not been satisfactory,” PTA said in a statement.
Earlier, PTA suspended PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) after few suicidal cases attributed to the game were reported in the country.