News Entertainment

PTA temporarily bans popular PUBG game in Pakistan

PUBG

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has temporarily banned the PUBG game. According to the PTA, the decision to ban the game was taken after numerous complaints against online game Multiplayer PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds by various sections of society were received.

The statement said that the PTA had received several complaints regarding PUBG, alleging that the game is a waste of time and addictive, as well as having a devastating effect on the physical and mental health of children.

The statement said that according to recent media reports, suicides attributed to the ‘PUBG’ game have also come to light. In this regard, the Lahore High Court has also directed the PTA to look into the matter and decide the matter after hearing the complainants. Therefore, the matter is being heard on July 9, 2020.

The authority also decided to solicit public feedback on the online game. It may be recalled that an 18-year-old boy committed suicide in Lahore yesterday for abstaining him to play the game. Also, many people around the world, including Pakistan, have committed suicide due to PUBG.