- The petitioner contended that functions like TikTok, Bigo Dwell, Likee, and others are losing teenager’s time.
- Advocate Waqas Anwar Gujjar requested the court docket to impose a everlasting ban on these functions.
- PTA paid no heed to my request, claims petitioner
LAHORE: The Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) has allowed the listening to of a plea, in search of a ban on numerous social media functions, together with TikTok, Bigo Dwell, and Likee, The Information reported on Wednesday.
The petition, which was moved by Advocate Waqas Anwar Gujjar, was heard by Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh as an objection case. He directed the Registrar’s workplace to repair it earlier than a bench for listening to.
The petitioner contended that functions like TikTok, Bigo Dwell, Likee, and others had been changing into a supply of waste of time for children.
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He maintained that such social media functions had been “spreading vulgarity in the society”, including that Pakistan is an Islamic nation and the state ought to take swift motion to guard its youths from falling prey to obscenity.
He mentioned he moved an software to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) however it paid no heed to his request. He requested the court docket to impose a everlasting ban on these functions.
It’s pertinent to notice that the PTA had banned TikTok and Bigo final yr after they failed to stick to the directives issued by the federal government. The ban on TikTok was lifted after it assured the telecom regulator of blocking the indecent content material.