Fawad Chaudhry, judicial activism, TikTok, Pakistan

Minister slams TikTok ban in Pakistan, calls it’s a result of ‘judicial activism’

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has lashed out at the Sindh High Court’s order banning TikTok across Pakistan till July 8, terming it “judicial activism”.

The high court issued an order Monday to suspend the video-sharing app TikTok across Pakistan till July 8, nearly three months after the country had lifted a ban imposed on it.

Taking to Twitter, Chaudhry warned of consequences Pakistan will face in case it did not carry out judicial reforms. 

“Pakistan will never come out of its economic crisis if judicial reforms are not undertaken,” he tweeted. 

“I’m baffled after reading yesterday’s verdicts on suspension of TikTok and the removal of the NBP president, and can’t help but wonder: what are our courts doing?” asked the information minister. 

Chaudhry noted that Pakistan, already, was suffering from losses worth billions of dollars due to “judicial activism”. 

This is not the first time the minister has criticised the court’s verdict, especially those concerning digital apps in Pakistan. 

In February, the minister had said judicial activism in the past set back Pakistan’s technological progress.

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