Fawad Chaudhry Just Slammed PTA & The Supreme Court For Banning Apps In Pakistan

By Noor | 23 Jul, 2020

Fawad Chaudhry just told PTA and Supreme Court to mind their own business

While the world is utilizing the potential of social media platforms to revolutionize their ability to connect across geographical and social divides, Pakistan seems to be adamant to curtail the basic right of freedom of speech of many living in this country by ‘banning’ apps.

 

While banning apps in Pakistan is nothing new, recently it all started off with the PUBG ban which was implemented on the ground of so-called complaints by “various sections in the society”

Well, the authorities did not stop there and have done a few more things to synchronize the behavior of social media users in accordance with their rules and regulations.

 

This week PTA banned BIGO and issued a final warning to TikTok on the account of sharing immoral, obscene and vulgar content on their platforms

PTA has claimed that the content shared on the mentioned apps is against societal standards and values. The administrating body has also mentioned that this content is leading towards the moral degradation of youth and has adversely impacted the society in general.

 

Even the Supreme court of Pakistan jumped into this debate by hinting at another YouTube ban, which has angered so many

The court basically objected to the anti-judiciary and anti-government content posted on the social media platforms and while answering a question about taking action against the ones who post such stuff, representative of PTA stated that they cannot remove the content but they can report it. To which the judges responded that YouTube is already banned in many countries and discussed how social media is regulated through local laws in different countries.

Well, this is not the first time that a ban is being planned for YouTube. Previously, YouTube was banned in Pakistan in 2012 and the ban was lifted after four years.

Source: @Pakistan TV YouTube Channel/Facebook

 

Fawad Chaudhry just slammed PTA and Supreme Court over this arbitrary and stupid banning of apps in Pakistan

In his recent tweet by lashing out at the authorities and stated that PTA and courts should not try to moral police the awaam. He also argued that actions like this will hamper the technological growth of the country. He further said that the constant interference of judges in issues like these have not allowed the country to grow.

 

People supported the sane suggestion given by Fawad Chaudhry to PTA and Supreme Court

They said that the authorities should come up with a better approach than to just ‘ban’ stuff they don’t like.

 

People also said that Fawad Chaudhry slamming PTA and the courts will hopefully help prevent other nonsensical bans in this country

They explained that the way the technology is used is a factor which allows it to negatively or positively impact its users.

 

People argued that the regulatory framework should be discussed with relevant people who are actually affected by the usage of those and not with the judges who are old and uneducated about these apps

 

A lot of them highlighted the ways these apps are positively being used by individuals to grow

So, this was all about it. What’s your take on the issue? let us know in the comments below.

 

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Cover image via: pta.gov.pk / natcour.com

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