Tik Tok has done nothing but entertain the country.
Tik Tok has been steadily gaining popularity in Pakistan. It was formerly known as Musical.ly before a Chinese company purchased it. The app has thousands upon thousands of Pakistani content creators who are putting out tons of videos daily. Some of the content creators even have cult followings and have gained so much popularity that they actually host meet and greets amongst other things.
Pakistanis are obsessed with Tik Tok, it seems
There have been rumors circulating recently that the app is going to be banned on January 10
#TIKTOK app is finally getting banned in Pakistan.Apps like tik tok and Bigo are spoiling our young generation. Young boys and girls should invest their time in learning and character building activities instead of making fun of each other on such a time wasting app.
— Abdullah Zia (@rajaabdullahzia) January 7, 2019
This country taken on the name of islam so that we can paractice islamic rules. IK should take steps with consulting of islamic scholars. A good step on TIK TOK gain massive respect. #PaighamEPakistan
— Saifullah Awan (@saifawan181) January 7, 2019
Alhamdullilah the decision of PM Imran Khan about tik tok is true. Thanks to Prime Minister for ban tik tok in Pakistan🇵🇰 on 10 Jan 2019 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/kmrYVeYbIh
— Sara Jabeen🇵🇰 (@Official__Sara) January 6, 2019
All of this craze for Tik Tok might come to an end soon just because of one man in Nowshera
An unidentified citizen used the new Citizen’s Portal app to report Tik Tok as a ‘Social Ill’. His complaint was immediately transferred to the relevant authorities which in this case were the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. The Citizen’s Portal app is an official application which the Government of Pakistan has launched for citizens of the country to register complaints.
The application is linked to the NADRA database and verifies the details of the person registering the complaint for authenticity. The application is monitored by the PM’s Performance Delivery Unit, and Prime Minister Imran Khan himself reviews the weekly complaints the app has received to check which areas and concerned ministries are involved.
A lot of people have reported how efficient the application is and how quickly requests are transferred to relevant authorities.
Several news outlets are reporting that the app will be finally banned in the country on January 10, 2019 because of the lone complaint by a resident of Nowshera
While the content on the app is very cringeworthy, asking for a nationwide Tik Tok ban might a little too drastic. A lot of people use the app, people of all ages and not just children. If the issue is minor being influenced wrongly with the use of the app, then the onus falls on the parents to monitor their children’s online activity.
The decision regarding whether Tik Tok will actually be banned is not yet official. Guess we will just have to wait till January 10 to see what happens.
What do you think of Tik Tok being banned in Pakistan?
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