Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has criticised the Sindh High Court (SHC) for banning the video-sharing app TikTok. On Monday, SHC banned TikTok across the country till July 8 for spreading immorality and obscenity in the country.

“Pakistan will never come out of its economic crisis if judicial reforms are not undertaken,” the minister wrote in a tweet.

Fawad Chaudhry further added: “My head is spinning after reading yesterday’s verdicts on TikTok ban and the removal of the NBP president. What are our courts doing?”


Chaudhry said that the country has already suffered losses worth billions of dollars due to judicial activism.


TikTok ban has been imposed for the third time in Pakistan. Earlier this year in March Peshawar High Court (PHC) banned TikTok, over immoral content, but the ban was later lifted in April.

Last year, Pakistan blocked the app on October 9, 2020. The ban was lifted after the TikTok management assured the Pakistani authorities that it will block all accounts repeatedly involved in spreading obscenity and immorality.