ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Amir Azeem Bajwa has stated that the authority has blocked over 1.046 million reported hyperlinks and web sites.
The PTA chairman knowledgeable the media about motion in opposition to inappropriate and reported content material on social media platforms at a press convention in Islamabad on Monday.
He stated that the PTA has acquired at the least 1.1 million complaints in opposition to inappropriate content material.
Whereas talking in regards to the controversy surrounding the favored video-sharing, TikTok, Bajwa stated that the positioning has been blocked 4 occasions in Pakistan however “inappropriate and objectionable content material” remains to be shared on the platform.
He stated that TikTok can’t cease anybody from importing a video, due to this fact, the people incessantly posting inappropriate content material and movies on the positioning needs to be arrested.
“There is no such thing as a worldwide normal for controlling social media content material, due to this fact, it needs to be managed in keeping with the norms and values of society,” stated Bajwa.
He additionally steered that TikTok directors ought to take passable measures in keeping with Pakistan’s phrases and circumstances for social media use as a result of it isn’t very best for PTA to ban any social interplay platform.
In the meantime, the PTA chairman advised that the PTA has blocked 175,000 stolen mobiles, having an Worldwide Cell Tools Id (IMEI) code, 250 million unlawful cellular units via the brand new cell phone verification system, and over 5 million cellphones having a reproduction IMEI code.
He stated that the supply of faux SIM playing cards has not stopped however the motion in opposition to it’s underway. Penalties have been issued to the cellular community corporations with a view to curb the problem, he added.
IHC directs PTA to justify ban on TikTok
Final month, the Islamabad Excessive Court docket had requested the PTA to formulate a mechanism concerning the operation of TikTok in Pakistan and seek the advice of the federal authorities quite than taking a unilateral determination to ban the app.
The TikTok was final banned in June this yr on the order of Sindh Excessive Court docket to droop the video-sharing app TikTok throughout Pakistan until July 8. It was practically three months after the nation had lifted a ban imposed on it.