Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) might ban the famous multiplayer game PUBG from Pakistan. PTA has been asked to decide on the banning of the game on the directives of the Lahore High Court (LHC).
A petition was received by the Lahore High Court (LHC) from a citizen Faizan Maqsood. He demanded a ban on PUBG as it is causing a negative impact on children. He said that the game has a detrimental effect on children’s personalities around Pakistan as it “promotes violence”.
Furthermore, PUBG is also negatively affecting the decision-making ability of children. He made a request to LHC for the removal of the game from the Google Play Store. LHC read the petition and asked PTA to make a decision regarding it in 6 weeks’ time. For now, it is not known whether this decision will affect PUBG on PC and consoles as well or not.
It is pertinent to mention that if Pakistan bans PUBG, it won’t be the first country to do so. Jordan banned PUBG back in July 2019, for its possible adverse effects on its citizens. Iraq, Nepal, and the Indian state of Gujrat also followed its lead. China replaced it with its own patriotic and less violent version called Game for Peace. It is similar to PUBG without violent content.