Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocks access to 5 Dating Applications across the country

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocks access to 5 Dating Applications across the country

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocks access to 5 Dating Applications across the country.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked access to five dating and live streaming applications in Pakistan, namely Tinder, Tagged, Skout, Grindr and SayHi, according to a statement issued by the telecom authority.

Tinder has been unaccessible in Pakistan since the past weekend and users across social media have reported being unable to use the app, which is mainly used for online dating and networking.

PTA refused to confirm whether the app had been officially blocked in the country until Tuesday afternoon.

"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," read a press release issued by the authority.

"Since the platforms did not respond to the notices within the stipulated time therefore the Authority issued orders for blocking of the said applications."