The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has reportedly requested Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block / ban live-streaming apps like Bigo Live, StreamKar, and others.
According to ProPakistani, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has noted that a significant amount of foreign exchange is being remitted aboard by Pakistanis through use of these live-streaming platforms.
While assessing the consumption of the country’s foreign exchange, the central bank observed that social media platforms like Bigo Live, StreamKar, Mico, and others were being used to create and share immoral content alongside virtual dating.
State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) requested the country’s telecom regulator, PTA, to “block URLs and social media applications containing and promoting immoral, pornographic, and sexually explicit content and activities.”
According to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), these live-streaming platforms are involved in gambling through in-app casino games and other means. It added that a total of $8.93 million has been remitted from the country over the last two years through these applications.
“PTA should decide whether such applications/platforms could be blocked to prevent the spread of immoral content and activities to preserve the precious foreign exchange reserves of the country.” the central bank wrote to PTA.
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