United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged India and Pakistan to continue their peaceful dialogue, a media report said.
A statement issued by his office said that in a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the secretary-general also advised Pakistan to stay engaged with Afghanistan, Dawn reported on Monday.
A Pakistani official said Sharif also raised the issue of Kashmir during the meeting.
Both also spoke on fight against terrorism and violent extremism, the secretary general’s office said.
The UN chief also encouraged Pakistan to continue engaging Afghanistan in order to help stabilize the country, a UN spokesperson said.
TikTok remained unavailable for download on both Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store on Thursday – a day after the Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench lifted the ban on the short video-sharing app.
Sources in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that official communication to the technology companies would be made after it receives the court directive.
The IT ministry had earlier asked Google and Apple to block the app following the Supreme Court’s refusal to stay the Madras HC’s call for ban on the app on April 3.
Deciding the case filed by advocate Muthukumar, the Madurai Bench on Wednesday vacated its interim order banning the app, subject to conditions that pornographic videos will not be uploaded on it, failing which contempt of court proceedings would begin.
Owned by Chinese company ByteDance, TikTok claims to have over 120 million monthly active users in India.
A search for the app on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store on Thursday did not yield any result.
While Google and Apple refused to share any official statement, the companies would be able to reinstate the app only when they receive an official directive revoking the ban.