TikTok ban: Fawad Chaudhry hits out at ‘judicial activism’

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Pakistan will never be able to escape its economic crisis if it doesn’t carry out judicial reforms, said Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry Wednesday.

The minister was responding to the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) verdict issued on Monday, in which it ordered the video-sharing app TikTok to be suspended across Pakistan till July 8, nearly three months after the country had lifted a ban imposed on it.

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.