The Communications Commission of Pakistan said it has banned TikTok after a regional court in Peshawar called for the platform to be removed.
According to a court order, the judges argued that the app “harms young people” of Pakistan. They also claimed that “the videos are being uploaded [were] Against the country’s established norms and values.
The authority said at the time that TikTok had not created a satisfactory way to block offensive content after a warning to tidy up its home over the summer.
Since then, questions about the company’s future in Pakistan have resurfaced.
Representatives of the Pakistan Communications Commission said Thursday in court that TikTok has not yet proven that it can fulfill its promise to suppress certain content, according to Sarah Ali Khan, the legal representative of a local Peshawar resident who filed the petition that led the court to consider. a ban. Khan told CNN Business that she was present in court during the proceedings.
TikTok said at the time that it had “not been given clear guidance on how and when to bring back our applications” in India, and had no choice but to downsize our workforce.
Michel Toh contributed to this report.