Five dating and live-streaming apps have been blocked in Pakistan by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). According to a statement, issued by PTA, Tinder, Tagged, Skout, Grindr and SayHi have been blocked in Pakistan.
In Pakistan, users were not able to access Tinder since the past weekend. The apps being used for online dating purposes was used by many Pakistani users. However, PTA did not confirm its block until Tuesday afternoon.
A Press Release issued by PTA stated, “Keeping in view the negative effects of immoral/indecent content streaming through the above applications, PTA issued notices to the management of above-mentioned platforms for the purpose of removing dating services and to moderate live streaming content in accordance with the local laws of Pakistan.”
Adding, “Since the platforms did not respond to the notices within the stipulated time, therefore, the Authority issued orders for blocking of the said applications. PTA can, however, reconsider blocking of the said applications provided management of the companies assures adherence to the local laws with respect to moderating the indecent/immoral content through meaningful engagement.”
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PUBG was banned and later restored after the company gave the assurance that will devise a detailed content control system.
Now even Tinder is still available for download on different stores on phone, but it will not work in Pakistan.