Government to block Tik Tok in Pakistan

Famous video creating and sharing app Tik Tok will be blocked in Pakistan

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is supposedly all set block video creating and sharing app in Pakistan upon the request of a man from Nowshera.

Tik Tok is a famous social media app for creating and sharing short videos and as per the reports the young generation is spending much time on making useless and indecent videos on this application.

Now the government is planning to block Tik Tok in Pakistan after a citizen, belonging to Nowshera district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, filed a complaint against the social media app on  Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Citizen Portal App. He claims that the app calling it a ‘social ill’.

The man demanded to block Tik Tok in the country. The identity of the citizen who filed complaint on Pakistan Citizen Portal App identity has been kept secret.

Just like the social media app Musical.ly, Tik Tok gained much popularity in 2017 after its merger with the Musical.ly and in 2018 it becomes one of the most popular applications in the world downloaded on iPhone and Android devices allows users to create and remix short videos. Both Tik Tok and Musical.ly are owned by Chinese firm Bytedance.

In Pakistan the social media app Tik Tok is used by a large number of people who spend much of their time in making videos and sharing with friends in order to get more likes and comments.

Many people, not unlike the ma belonging from Nowshera, believe that TikTok, with its addicting nature, is adversely affecting the society in sub-continent countries and it should be blocked in Pakistan.

A citizen, belonging to Nowshera district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, filed a complaint against the social media app on  Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Citizen Portal App, which is created in October last year with an aim to “timely address the problems of the people and get their feedback”, was quick to forward the complaint to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

There are a number of reports that are suggesting that the government of Pakistan is all set to take action against the Tik Tok and this social media application will be banned in country right from the 10th January, 2019, following this complaint.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is reportedly all set block video creating and sharing app and this move of the government is well appreciated by a large number of people as they are of the view that this app is adversely affecting the society.

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