The Punjab Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) has formally banned TikTokers in all public parks, reported media retailers on Sunday, stating that ‘we’re a accountable authority anticipate accountable perspective from the general public too…[Youtubers and TokTokers] will likely be taking permission and sharing the content material of the video previous to any shoot from now onwards.”
Nonetheless Azhar Mashwani, Focal Particular person of Digital Media to the Chief Minister of Punjab has clarified this assertion, in a tweet. He, whereas calling the information a pretend one mentioned that “no such choice taken to date by Govt Presently TikTok is banned in Pakistan.”
The Present spoke to Mashwani and requested him concerning the official notification associated to the ban which is circulating.
He acknowledged that it’s merely a suggestion by the Vice Chairman of PHA and it requires a variety of approval from the opposite excessive officers. We even requested him that if we go to a public park proper now and make a TikTok video there would the authorities there permit us? He responded with a sure.
The discover has been making rounds on social media platforms since yesterday following the Minar-e-Pakistan incident through which Ayesha Akram, a TikToker survived a mass sexual assault on August 14.
No different official from PHA or Punjab Authorities has commented to date on the matter.