Islamabad High Court hints lifting ban on TikTok
Avatar Jahangir Aslam 17 October 2020
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has hinted at lifting the ban on video-sharing app TikTok by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA).Islamabad High Court hints lifting ban on TikTok
According to details, the Islamabad High Court issued a written order against the decision of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to close TikTok. Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued a three-page written order.
In which a notice has been issued to the PTA on the request for immediate suspension of the decision of TikTok closure and it has been asked why the decision of the PTA should not be suspended till the final decision of the case.
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It may be recalled that a petition was heard in the Islamabad High Court against the ban on mobile app TikTok, in which the lawyer had said that PTA had banned TikTok on October 9 without fulfilling the legal requirements. The ban was imposed through a press release without issuing a clear order.
The lawyer said that the PTA decided without the approval of the federal government or the cabinet which is a violation of the PKA Act, the PTA should be ordered to lift the ban on TikTok and any such order should be directed. Give reasons when issuing.
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has summoned a senior PTA official in person for the next hearing.