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Ban on TikTok leaves Pakistanis worried about Jannat Mirza

PTA has banned the video-sharing app TikTok in the country on Friday, citing “immoral and indecent” content.

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Just a few hours after the announcement of the TikTok App being banned in Pakistan on Friday, #jannatmirza has been trending on top of social media.

The restriction put on the video-sharing platform just a day after when viral sensation Jannat Mirza became the top Pakistani TikTok star with 10 million followers.

Reacting to the ban, TikToker Jannat Mirza shared on social media that “I haven’t achieved 10M followers in a day. It took a lot of hard work and time to achieve this milestone but it has been wasted bcz of few people #JannatMirza Follow here”.

https://twitter.com/jannatmirza10M/status/1314573015892594689

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, PTA has banned the video-sharing app TikTok in the country on Friday, citing “immoral and indecent” content.

The authority has taken the decision in view of “complaints” and the “nature of the content being consistently posted on TikTok”, as PTA issued a “final notice” to the app.

And here is how Pakistani are reacting to the decision keeping Jannat Mirza and her 10 million followers into consideration:

https://twitter.com/0ye_Hasnat/status/1314582564838014981

https://twitter.com/imharis_10/status/1314555089017856007

 

https://twitter.com/lamest_shit/status/1314559191508414464

https://twitter.com/MesCh67861748/status/1314562301438156801

 

https://twitter.com/Ahsan_KhanNiazi/status/1314581078275915781

https://twitter.com/Zohi43957971/status/1314575916895481856

https://twitter.com/iTahaAnsari/status/1314572353628786688

https://twitter.com/AmeerHa73748334/status/1314572840721616896

https://twitter.com/Iam_Mian/status/1314566071916072963

 

https://twitter.com/mahr_samar/status/1314572429595996162

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.