February 06, 2023

MoCIT banns PUBG, TikTok in Afghanistan for limited time

MoCIT banns PUBG, TikTok in Afghanistan for limited time

KABUL, Sep. 18 – Mawlawi Najibullah Haqqani Minister of Communication and Information Technology chaired a meeting held with the officials of the telecommunications companies and relevant government organs set a deadline for banning the TikTok and PUBG applications in the country.


The meeting held on Saturday, attended by other relevant Ministries including the Ministry of Interior Affairs and the Ministry of Vice and Virtue.


Officials of the relevant Ministries reviewed previous work of the first meeting held on the matter and the professional teams of relevant ministries and agencies that worked together with the telecommunication companies to Ban PUBG and TikTok presented their f8ndings.

The meeting after many discussions and negotiations, in coordination with the representatives of the telecommunication networks, a deadline of one month to ban TikTok and three months to ban the PUBG application for all the communication companies.


Banning the PUBG application in Afghanistan was a decision in of the previous administration and after the Islamic Emirate came to power in the country, the decision to close both applications, including TikTok, was updated again.


After much consideration, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology a meeting on Saturday with other relevant governments set a deadline of one month for banning TikTok and three months for PUBG in the country.

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