A 20-year old man fell from the fourth floor of a building while shooting TikTok videos with his friends in Lahore early Thursday morning.
According to police, Malik Hamza, who hails from Gujranwala, was working in Lahore. He completed his night shift and then met his friends to shoot TikTok videos.
Qaiser Awan, one of his cousins, said that Hamza injured his neck, leg, and ribs during the fall. The doctors have declared his condition critical.
The police have seized his mobile phone and are investigating the case.
On Jule 21, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority issued a “final warning” to TikTok. The app has been asked to put in place a comprehensive mechanism to control “obscenity, vulgarity and immorality through its social media platform”.
Earlier, a lawyer had approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking its directives for the authorities concerned to ban popular app TikTok in Pakistan.
Advocate Nadeem Sarwar states in his petition that the video-sharing app is disastrous for the younger generation as it is not only leading to wastage of time and money but also peddling vulgarity.
Besides, he submitted, acts of blackmailing and harassment are on the rise because of TikTok. If not banned, it would prove to be harmful to the country’s social fabric, he added.
Therefore, he pleaded with the high court issued directives for the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to impose a permanent ban on the use of TikTok.