PTA blocks 5 dating and live streaming apps in Pakistan

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

01st Sep, 2020. 07:28 pm
PTA blocks 5 dating and live streaming apps in Pakistan

Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has blocked 5 dating and live streaming applications, including Tinder, Tagged, Skout, Grindr and SayHi.

PTA said in the notification, “In view of negative effects of immoral/indecent content streaming through above applications, PTA issued notices to the management of above-mentioned platforms for the purpose of removing dating services & moderate live streaming content in accordance with local laws of Pakistan.”

The notification further said, “Since the platforms did not respond to the notices within the stipulated time, therefore, the Authority issued orders for blocking of the said applications.”

“PTA can, however, reconsider blocking of the said applications provided management of the companies assures adherence to the local laws with respect to moderating the indecent/immoral content through meaningful engagement,” the notification added.

The PTA had issued notices to the management of the said applications on the adverse effects on the society due to indecent and immoral content, directing the dating service and live streaming content to be in accordance with Pakistani law.

The Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has blocked all applications in Pakistan after receiving no response from the websites within the stipulated time.

The decision by the PTA may be reconsidered on the assurance of blocking applications administration to bring indecent and immoral content in accordance with Pakistani law.

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