Pakistan set to ban Tiktok

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is going to block Tik Tok, a popular social media application for creating and sharing videos.

Citizen of Nowshera, district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa complained this application on Pakistan Citizen Portal as a ”social ill.

The citizen, whose identity has been kept secret, has requested the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block the Tik Tok application in the South Asian country.

The complaints portal, set up at the Prime Minister Office 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).

According to media, the app will be blocked in Pakistan from January 10 following this complaint.

A large number of citizens have appreciated the reported ban. According to them, this app is adversely affecting the society.

Tik Tok, currently the world’s most downloaded iPhone app, allows users to create and remix short videos, has gained popularity since its merger with Musical.ly back in November 2017.

Both Tik Tok and Musical.ly, which lets users create short lip-synching music videos , are owned by Chinese firm Bytedance.

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