PUBG banned in Pakistan
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has indefinitely suspended PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), an online fighting game, for being “addictive” and detrimental to the safety of participants, a notification released. ‘The PTA has received various complaints against PUBG, in which it is alleged that the game is addictive, Time wastage which has a significant negative effect on the physical which psychological wellbeing of children, “the regulatory body said in its announcement.
It added that the decision was focused on feedback obtained from various parts of society as well as media coverage alleging “suicide cases traced to the PUBG game. The Honorable Lahore High Court has also ordered PTA to inquire into the matter and to determine the matter after consulting the complainants. In this respect, a consulting is being held on 9 July 2020.
Earlier today, Protoday247 announced that a 22-year-old boy in Quetta died of suicide after losing a position at the PUBG. The young boy was distressed by a love affair and losing a mission in the online game, the police said. In the past two weeks, two youths have committed suicide during the game.
The Lahore Police Chief ordered the Punjab Police Inspector General Shoaib Dastagir to suspend PUBG after a 16-year-old suicide death in Lahore’s Hanjarwal district after the teenager failed a task given to the app.
The letter from Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Zulfiqar Hameed to IG Punjab read: “PUBG is an online cooperative game that has acquired considerable popularity among young people. The game has affected young people and modified their actions.
Local media announced last month that a teenager allegedly died of suicide in Lahore’s Hanjarwal neighborhood after he had “missed his mission” assigned to PUBG.