Following a temporary ban placed on one of the most played online mobile games PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the players have started tweeting to register their protest, calling the telecom authority to rethink its decision.
The PUBG players called for a focus on mental health instead and for a better understanding of the esports industry which has the potential to lead to large earnings and laurels for the country.
A social media user named Maha Dar, while tweeting, said that the authority was quick to ban the one of the most popular online mobile games PUBG but questioned the government’s belated response over the questionable aviation licences granted to the pilots.
Another social media user who is a student from the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology said that it was ridiculous how an online game was being blamed for an increasing number of suicides by the students.
Another Twitter user and a PUBG player also endorsed the view that policy on mental awareness and therapy, instead, should be the focus when someone is “mentally disturbed” and commits suicide.
Another social media user, in his tweet, tagged Prime Minister Imran Khan along with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and said that the source of income for many streamers had been stopped.