The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Monday said that TikTok is being unlocked "after assurance from management that they will block all accounts repeatedly involved in spreading obscenity and immorality".
"TikTok will moderate the account in accordance with local laws," tweeted the authority.
TikTok is being unlocked after assurance from management that they will block all accounts repeatedly involved in spreading obscenity and immorality.— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) October 19, 2020
TikTok will moderate the account in accordance with local laws.
Responding to the unblocking of the app TikTok said:
"We're pleased to see that the TikTok app has been unblocked in Pakistan. We appreciate the PTA's commitment to ongoing productive dialogue and recognize their care for the digital experience of Pakistani users."
"At TikTok, we're committed to enforcing our Community Guidelines and complying with local laws in all markets in which we operate, as these are pillars of our work to promote a safe and positive community online. The creativity and passion of this community has brought joy to households across Pakistan and opened vital economic opportunities to incredibly talented creators, and we're excited to be able to continue enabling Pakistani voices and creativity as we work to support the success story of Pakistan."