October 23, 2020


Designed for dating

Pakistan bans Tinder, four other apps more than ‘immoral content’

By: Categorical Internet Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: September 1, 2020 8:29:27 pm

A the latest study experienced indicated that on the web courting enhanced in the region by Tinder.

Pakistan Tuesday banned obtain to 5 on line courting/reside streaming cell applications, such as Tinder and Grindr,  citing “negative consequences of immoral/indecent content material streaming by the purposes.”

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in its press release, stated it experienced issued notices to the management of 5 apps– Tinder, Tagged, Skout, Grindr and SayHi– to remove courting expert services and to moderate dwell streaming content in accordance with the local legal guidelines of Pakistan.

On failing to respond to the notices, the authority has issued the get for blocking the 5 purposes.

Although Tinder, Skout, Grindr are on-line relationship platforms, Tagged, a subsidiary of Hi5, and SayHi, are social networking platforms.


The PTA has said it could rethink blocking the applications if the organizations “assures adherence to the local regulations with respect to moderating the indecent content”.

A latest research by the Indonesian Journal of Conversation Studies had indicated that on-line relationship greater in the region through Tinder. Most of Pakistan’s Tinder people occur from important cities, such as Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, and are commonly concerning 18 and 40 a long time previous.

In accordance to a DW report, other courting apps are also increasing in level of popularity in Pakistan. “MuzMatch caters solely to Muslims looking for a date. Bumble, despite remaining relatively new to the on the web relationship sector, is a favored among the several Pakistani feminists, as females initiate the first discussion,” the report said.

Whilst Pakistan is catching on, India sales opportunities South Asia’s on-line dating marketplace, in accordance to the report.

Citing regional guidelines, Pakistan has presently banned are living streaming software Bigo, and on-line gaming software PUBG ahead of lifting the ban in July this calendar year. The country’s authorities have also issued a warning to Chinese social networking application TikTok about “obscene and immoral information on the platforms”.

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