Pakistan had banned TikTok citing several complaints over the "indecent and immoral" content on the app.

TikTok is back in Pakistan. Ten days after banning the popular short-video sharing app TikTok for vulgarity, the Pakistan government has restored TikTok in the country.

The ban came into force because of pressure from conservative forces in the country. The restoration is said to have happened under pressure from China.

Pakistan and China say their friendship is deeper than the seas and taller than the Himalayas. China has caught Pakistan by its arteries with investments in roads and the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC is the top priority right now.

Blocking a Chinese app like TikTok, which is already under fire in many countries, could strain Pakistan's ties with China.

Only the Indian ban has hit the value of TikTok's parent company, now smaller by billions of dollars. A buyout by an American company would further cut it down in size.

A Pakistani ban just made matters worse and since Chinese conglomerates have close ties with the Communist Party-led establishment in Beijing, the right buttons were clearly pressed to make Pakistan take the step back.