Episode 18: Ban on TikTok


Mubariz Siddiqui
General Counsel, Sarmayacar
Mubariz is a legal practitioner with extensive experience working with tech startups, VCs, and angel investors in Pakistan. He has represented various startups and investors in financing deals at different stages. Currently, he is the General Counsel at Sarmayacar, a Pakistan focused venture capital fund. He has been practicing law since 2008. In his last position at Hubco, Mubariz was the head of legal for two CPEC power projects in Thar with a cumulative project cost of more than US$ 1 billion. Previously, Mubariz worked at RIAA Barker Gillette, and Orr Dignam & Co.


A discussion with Mubariz Siddiqui on the TikTok ban, what it signals to the world, what it says about Pakistan as a market, how does it fit in with Digital Pakistan & vision of a digital economy?

We also discuss the socio-political dimension, unequal access, and elite response to platforms popular among working classes. How do we curtail PTA’s discretion and ensure the right of expression and right to do business?

Watch the complete discussion here.

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