KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday withdrew its decision of banning the widely popular video-sharing app, TikTok.
A bench of the high court issued the ruling while hearing a petition moved by PTA seeking removal of the ban imposed on a complaint lodged by a citizen over the circulation of immoral content on TikTok.
The authority has also been directed to resolve the grievances of the complainant, who had filed a petition with SHC after PTA did not address his concerns, by July 5.
A representative of PTA assured the court that the complaint will be addressing within the given time period. Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, who has been opposing the ban on the app, has welcomed the decision.
There is an ongoing technology war in the world, he said, adding that the companies are propagating against each other.
“Our regulators and judges should stay away from this war,” he said.
Earlier this week, SHC ordered the suspension of TikTok across the country over immoral and un-Islamic content till July 8. The court had also issued a notice to the Attorney General of Pakistan and others, and sought a reply from them by July 8.