Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is reportedly going to block Tik Tok, a popular social media application for creating and sharing short videos.
The decision of doing so came after a citizen, belonging to Nowshera district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, filed a complaint against the mobile app on Pakistan Citizen Portal terming it a ‘social ill’.
The citizen, whose identity has been kept secret, has requested the PTA 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).
Reports in local media suggest that the app will be blocked in Pakistan from January 10 following this complaint.
Meanwhile, 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 tremendous popularity since its merger with Musical.ly back in November 2017.
BAD NEWS FOR SASTE ACTOR’S
PTA Announces Tik Tok Is Gonna Be Banned In Pakistan on 10th of January 2019, IN SHA ALLAH..#TiktokBan #tiktokbanned #PMImranKhan #ImranKhan #usamashakeel #TikTok #tiktokparpadandi #PTA #TIKTOKBAN
— Usama Shakeel 🐦 (@usamashakeel_pk) January 7, 2019
— Abdullah Aslam (@Abdullah4296) January 7, 2019
Loool tik tok is banned in Pakistan THANK GOD
— maham (@mahamzafar97) January 8, 2019