Jannat Mirza poses for a photograph. Courtesy: Instagram
"In view of number of complaints from different segments of the society against immoral and indecent content on the video sharing application TikTok, Pakistan
Pakistan has a huge TikTok base. The very beautiful Jannat Mirza, who has now become the biggest TikTok sensation in Pakistan with over 10 million followers.
The daily usage of TikTok in the country exceeds other social media platforms, in terms of reach.
Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued instructions for blocking of the application," said the statement that confirmed an earlier Reuters report on the looming ban.
TikTok was not immediately reachable for comment on the matter.
The PTA said TikTok has been informed that the regulator is open to engagement and will review its decision subject to a satisfactory mechanism by TikTok to moderate unlawful content.
Friends of the young man told rescue workers he was posing for the video to post it on TikTok and his other social media accounts, Zaman said. A police official at the local station confirmed the accident and other details.
"The court has asked PTA to block access to TikTok," Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) spokesman Khurram Mehran told Reuters, adding the authority would comply with the order.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being trolled on Twitter for his remarks that he had asked the Air Force to carry out Balakot airstrike on Feb.26 in bad weather as his "raw wisdom" said a cloud blanket would help the Indian fighter planes escape Pakistani radars.
TikTok released a statement saying that it was "pleased" to be once again available to Pakistan. "This is a testament to TikTok's continued commitment to enforcing our community guidelines to promote a safe and positive community online."
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