Dating and Live Streaming Applications Tinder, Tagged, Scott, Grinder and SayHi are Blocked in Pakistan.
Islamabad-01September 2020:- Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has block five (05) dating and live streaming APPS. According to PTA, these include Tinder, Tagged, Scott, Grinder and SayHi due to uploading of immoral, obscene and negative content.
According to PTA, PTA contacted the management of said applications and issued notices to terminate the dating services and moderate the live content in accordance with the local laws of Pakistan. However, these companies did not respond to the notices issued by the PTA.
As the management of the said applications did not respond to the notices within the stipulated time, the authority decided to take action. Now PTA has issued orders to Block the said five applications in Pakistan.
PTA said the order could be revised if it is assured of moderating local Pakistani laws. Earlier PTA had banned the popular game PUBG and live streaming application BIGO, but later lifted the ban after the companies assured to contact and abide by the rules of PTA.