Pakistan Temporarily Bans Popular Online Game PUBG

PTA says game is addictive, wastage of time and poses serious negative impact on children’s physical psychological health.

Pakistan Temporarily Bans Popular Online Game PUBG
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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has temporarily banned PlayersUnknown Battlegrounds (PUBG), a very popular game in the country played by hundreds of thousands in Pakistan.

The decision came Wednesday after many complaints were received from various segments of society. A statement by the PTA said that the authority received complaints against the popular game that is a waste of time, addictive, and poses a negative effect on the psychological and physical health of the country’s youth.

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The statement further added that several media reports have also highlighted cases of suicide attributed to the PUBG game. After hearing the case, Lahore High Court had also ordered the telecommunication authority to look into the matter and decide.

A hearing is also being conducted on the 9th of July in this regard. Meanwhile, PTA has also decided to solicit views of the public about the game by launching an awareness campaign.

According to the local media, a 10th-grade student committed suicide in Punjab’s capital, Lahore. Police said that his body was found hanging in his room, and a smartphone was beside the body with PUBG running on it.

The parents of the deceased kid confirmed that they had stopped him from playing the game, police authorities said. On Saturday, a letter written to Inspector General of Punjab (IGP) after the incident, sought a ban on the popular game.

Liaquat Ali Malik, Senior Superintendent, penned the letter on the instructions of Zulfiqar Hameed, the CCPO of area. The letter highlighted the two suicide cases in the city and mentioned that the online game has a devastating effect on the mental health of youth.

It further stated that the excessive violence in the game triggers extreme violence among young people addicted to the game. The CCPO urged the authorities to ban the online game PUBG and launch an awareness campaign to educate the young masses about the repercussions of the violent game.

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