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‘Baseless’: Hareem Shah calls on PM Imran Khan to revoke TikTok ban



'Baseless': Hareem Shah calls on PM Imran Khan to revoke TikTok ban

KARACHI: Famous TikToker Hareem Shah on Saturday urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to revoke the ban on the Chinese-owned video-sharing app, terming it a “baseless” resolution.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked TikTok on Friday after the corporate “failed to fully comply” with its directions for “development of an effective mechanism for proactive moderation of unlawful online content”.

The PTA mentioned the step was taken after the authority mentioned it obtained a number of complaints from completely different segments of society in opposition to “immoral and indecent” content material on the video-sharing software.

Addressing a press convention on the Karachi Press Club, Shah mentioned: “No solid reason has been provided for the ban on the app.”

The TikTok star mentioned that if vulgarity is a priority it will possibly solely be stopped “by imposing Islamic laws”.

“TikTok administration removes such [vulgar and inappropriate] content itself,” she mentioned, including that there was no want to position a ban on the app.

Shah highlighted that a number of individuals acquired an opportunity to groom themselves on the platform and that new expertise had emerged from TikTok.

Several different TikTokers have expressed comparable considerations with some claiming that it was “shutting down the creative freedom of artists”.

Meanwhile, highlighting the truth that the applying was a supply of revenue for a lot of, Pakistan’s largest TikTok star, Jannat Mirza, a day earlier, had additionally referred to as for the removing of the ban.

“In general, it was a good app. It was accessible for everyone. So much talent emerged through this app,” she emphasised.

She conceded that it could have been used for “notorious and hate activities”, “but it [TikTok] must continue, with strict rules and conditions”.

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