PUBG Temporarily Banned in Pakistan, PTA Looks for Public Feedback

PTA wishes to hear from the public by July 10, 2020 to make a decision on whether to permanently ban PUBG in Pakistan or not.

In a decision on July 1, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) was temporarily banned by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA).

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In the statement issued by PTA, it was said that they have received many complaints wanting a ban on PUBG as “the game is addictive, a waste of time and poses a serious negative impact on the physical and psychological health of children”.

“Some cases of suicide attributed to PUBG game have also been reported in the weeks leading up to this decision by PTA,” it added.

Initially, the idea of banning PUBG came in May, as the Lahore High Court demanded that PTA needed to take action against the game. The decision came after Justice Atir Mahmood headed a division bench of the LHC and heard a petition from a citizen, Faizan Maqsood, against the online game.

Twitter Reacts to PUBG Ban by PTA in Pakistan

Twitter is mostly buzzing against the ban on PUBG, saying that suicide rate is not going to decrease in Pakistan just because a game has been banned.

One person added that PUBG is a career for many Pakistanis, and not just a game they play leisurely. He added in his email to PTA that instead of banning a game, they should promote mental health treatments.


PTA wishes to hear from the public by July 10, 2020 to make a decision on whether to ban PUBG in Pakistan or not. What do you think, should it be banned? 


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