PUBG Banned in Pakistan || Court Orders to reopen Online Game

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) in Pakistan has quashed the decision of the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to ban online game players in non-battle ground (PUBG) and directed to reopen the game immediately.

The High Court in a short judgment quashed the ban imposed by the PTA and directed immediate restoration of the game.

A detailed verdict in the case will be issued later.

It may be recalled that on July 1, the PTA had imposed a temporary ban on the PUBG game after receiving 
complaints from various sections of the society

A statement issued by the PTA said that the PTA had received numerous complaints against the game, saying that the game was addictive, a waste of time and a serious threat to the mental and physical health of children. Causes adverse effects.

The PTA said that according to recent reports, there have been suicides in connection with the PUBG game, while the Lahore High Court, Pakistan also directed the PTA to look into the matter and decide after talking to the complainants.

It should also be noted here that during the last month, there were reports of suicides of 3 youths who were addicted to playing PUBG.
The decision to ban the online game PUBG had provoked strong reactions on social media and was voiced by social media users as well as some social media activists.

Besides, hashtags like 'Minister of IT should resign', 'PUBG in Pakistan' were trending on Twitter.

Later, a company controlling PUBG in Pakistan challenged the PTA's decision in court.

The company's lawyer had told the court on July 15 that the PTA had not issued any notice to the company nor had it issued a suspension notification.

However, it should be noted that just hours before the decision of the Islamabad High Court, a statement was issued by the PTA on the social networking site Twitter, according to which the PTA had asked the game management to publish GK Sessions asked for details of its users in Pakistan and the controls imposed by the company, but no response was received from PUBG.

Therefore, the PTA had decided that the ban on the online game PUBG would remain in place.

It was also informed that the decision was taken by the authority after a detailed hearing on July 9 in the light of the directions of the Lahore High Court, Pakistan. Other interested parties also participated in the hearing.

However, the court has now quashed the PTA's decision to ban PUBG.

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