The multiplayer online battle game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been temporarily banned in Pakistan for being “Addictive” and detrimental to players’ health. Popular Game PUBG Temporarily Banned in Pakistan: Angry Reaction on Social Media.
Moreover, a notification is issued on Wednesday from the country’s telecommunications regulatory body. PUBG is one of the most played games in corona-lockdown and people are hysterically attached to it.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Justifies the Decision
“The PTA has received numerous complaints against PUBG wherein it is stated that the game is addictive, wastage of time and poses a serious negative impact on the physical and psychological health of the Children”.
Press Release of the Order
The proclaimed decision is taken on the back of grievances received from different sectors of society. Above all game is proved to be rabble-rousing as media reports claiming “cases of suicide attributed to PUBG game”.
Read of the Proclaimed orders by PTA:
“Honorable Lahore High court has also directed PTA to look into the issue and decide the matter after hearing the complainants. In this regard, a hearing is being conducted on the 9th of July 2020. The Authority also decided to solicit views of the public with reference to the said online game. In this regard, the public is encouraged to provide feedback through email@example.com by July 10, 2020.”
Suicidal Tendencies Accredited with the Game
PUBG has transformed the nation into online-zombies, the game seems controlling players’ minds, by making them depressed. The News reported that a 22-year-old youth in Quetta died by suicide after missing a task in PUBG.
According to the Police,
“The young boy was dejected over a love affair and missing a task in the online game. Two youths have already committed suicide over the game over the past two weeks.
The police chief of Lahore has requested Punjab Inspector-General of Police Shoaib Dastagir to ban PUBG:
“A 16-year-old’s death by suicide in Lahore’s Hanjarwal area after the teen missed a mission assigned in the game.”
A letter sent by Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Zulfiqar Hameed to IG Punjab read
“PUBG is an online multiplayer game that has gained immense popularity among young people. The game has influenced young people and changed their behaviour.”
PUBG is taken ‘Under Scrutiny’ Following Numerous Mishaps Reported
The superintendent of police (SP) for operations in Lahore’s Saddar, Ghazanfar Syed said,
“The young boy took the extreme step for not completing his task while playing the online game. We found his mobile phone on the bed with the PUBG game on at that time near his body. It was purely a case of addiction as the boy used to play PUBG game for many hours a day. The PUBG has been under scrutiny for being a violent game and due to this, many countries are thinking of banning it. Before that, a 20-year-old had also died by suicide the same month in Lahore’s Saddar Bazaar area. The young man’s parents had stopped him from playing the online game, so the game is hazardous for the youth and better to be banned permanently.”
Popular Game PUBG Temporarily Banned in Pakistan: Angry Reaction on Social Media
If PUBG is getting banned because some childs commited suicide by overdose. Let me remind you that hundreds of students commits suicide every year because of mental pressure & overburden they face in universities. Ban those institutes,This is not how things work. Ridiculous #PUBG pic.twitter.com/bhyPC5cCWI
— Aqib Raza (@Aqiibraza) July 1, 2020
— Zain Ansari (@zaynanxari) July 1, 2020
— RAJPUT (@The____Savior) July 1, 2020
If PUBG is getting banned because some childs commited suicide by overdose. Let me remind you that hundreds of students commits suicide every year because of mental pressure & overburden they face in universities. Ban those institutes,This is not how things work. Ridiculous#PUBG pic.twitter.com/yPG3psRqpI
— Muhammad Ezaan (@MuhammadEzaan1) July 1, 2020
— _H@rîs_ (@imharis_10) July 1, 2020
— Ahmad Sheikh (@ahmed_sheikh07) July 1, 2020
The decision is taken in favor of youth’s safety, health, and affluence.