The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has lifted a ban from TikTok, the authority said in a tweet. “PTA has restored the services of TikTok on assurances of the Platform to control immoral / indecent content.”

PTA further added, “As a result of continuous engagement, senior management of the platform assured PTA of its commitment to take necessary measures to control unlawful content in accordance with local laws and societal norm

TikTok has assured PTA that the users who are continuously involved in uploading unlawful content will be blocked from using the platform. “Keeping in view the assurances, the Authority has decided to lift the ban on TikTok forthwith,” said PTA in a statement


“PTA will continue to monitor the platform in order to ensure that unlawful content contrary to Pakistan’s law and societal values is not disseminated.”

Earlier, on November 3, TikTok Head of Public Policy-Emerging Markets and Head of Global CSR, Helena Lersch, along with her team visited the (PTA) headquarters. During the meeting PTA agreed to work with TikTok to build a framework to guarantee that all content shared on the site is legal and safe for society.

TikTok was banned for the fourth time in Pakistan on July 21, 2021 for its failure to take down “inappropriate content”.