Archive

PTA

PTA blocks TikTok again over ‘inappropriate content’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has once again blocked ByteDance’s video-sharing platform TikTok over “inappropriate content”. “In the light of relevant provisions of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016, PTA has blocked access to TikTok App and website in the

After banning TikTok, Is Snack Video the next target?

Banning TikTok has become new norm in Pakistan. The government recently banned the TikTok app over ‘violative content’. This is not the first time government has banned the Chinese-owned video sharing app. Last October, the PTA blocked TikTok for similar

Social Media partially restored in Pakistan after blockage

ISLAMABAD: Services of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp and Telegram, were partially restored in Pakistan after blockage to ‘maintain public order’. Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Interior directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to temporarily

Off-net calls likely to get cheaper across country

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has indicated making off-net calls even cheaper by reviewing the Mobile Termination Rate (MTR). The PTA has reduced the MTR, which plays a critical role in protecting smaller players and automatically rationalizing retail tariffs,

PTA issues notices to Google, Wikipedia for disseminating ‘sacrilegious content’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued notices to tech giant Google and online encyclopedia Wikipedia for disseminating “sacrilegious content” through the platforms.  In a press release, the regulator said that it was acting against Google after receiving “complaints

PTA lifts ban on TikTok

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has lifted the ban on a popular Chinese video app ‘TikTok’ today. The news was announced by the PTA. The authority took to Twitter and wrote, TikTok is being unlocked after assurance from management

IHC issues notices to PTA, federal govt over ban on TikTok

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued notices to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the federal government over the ban on social media app TikTok. The court directed all the official respondents including the Ministry of Information

TikTok star Jannat Mirza announces moving to Japan

LAHORE: Jannat Mirza, the first Pakistani with the highest number of followers on any social media platform has announced that she is moving to Japan. The 22-year-old shared that she is currently in Japan after PTA announced a ban on

Ban on ‘TikTok’ challenged in SHC

KARACHI: A ban on popular Chinese video app ‘TikTok’ has been challenged in the Sindh High Court (SHC). In his petition, the petitioner Munib Ahmed, a TikToker, stated that more than 20 million people use this application. “The government’s move

PTA, TikTok discuss resumption of services in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Monday held a meeting with Chinese-owned app TikTok’s senior management to discuss the video-sharing platform’s services’ resumption in the country. According to a press statement by the PTA, a virtual meeting was held

PTA directs TikTok to immediately block ‘obscene’ content

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed popular video app TikTok to immediately block “obscene and immoral content. According to a statement issued by the PTA, the move is aimed to prevent the circulation of objectionable content on the

PTA denies role in disruption of Amazon Web Services

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has denied any role in disrupting Amazon Web Services, saying an impression was created on social media that it was related to the ban on PUBG. “With regards to the disruption in Amazon Web Services

PTA terms PUBG a wastage of time

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has termed the popular online game (PUBG) a wastage of time. The PTA while releasing a press release on Twitter wrote that it has issued a detailed order regarding blocking of online game PlayerUnknown’s

IHC orders PTA to lift PUBG ban

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to unban online game PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG). According to details, the IHC Justice Amir Farooq nullified the decision of the PTA regarding the ban on PUBG and

PTA blocks Bigo, issues ‘final warning’ to TikTok

KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) banned live streaming application Bigo and issued a “final warning” to video-sharing app TikTok. According to a statement released by the PTA, a number of complaints were received from “different segments of society against

No more suspending Pakistanis over IoK tweets: Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) reached an agreement with Twitter management to ensure no account Pakistani user would be suspended over supporting Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK). The PTA raised its concerns with the Twitter administration about the biased approach

IHC instructs PTA to develop a framework for blocking sites

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court has instructed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to lay down guidelines for preventing unwanted websites in next three months. The Islamabad High Court has instructed PTA to complete the framework of blocking unwated websites in next three

Commercial launch of 5G technology may take up to 5 years : PTA

ISLAMABAD: PTA member Dr. Khawar Siddiqui Khokhar has briefed the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Technology that commercial launch of 5G in the country would take four to five years. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Monday briefed the Parliamentary Panel