Ban on PUBG game challenged in Sindh High Court

By: News Desk      Published: 12:17 PM, 3 Jul, 2020
Ban on PUBG game challenged in Sindh High Court

A ban on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) game has been challenged in Sindh High Court on Friday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) temporarily suspended the PUBG game, as a result of complaints received from various segments of the civil society.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, PTA stated that it has received numerous complaints against PUBG wherein it was said that “the game is addictive, a waste of time and poses a serious negative impact on the physical and psychological health of children”.

Host and YouTuber Waqar Zaka said that he will be filing a court case for the lifting of the ban on the game as he believed the PTA move has been made by those who want to "prevent the children of Pakistan from excelling in e-sports."

He further added that it is because of the same people who do not want this country to excel in e-commerce either.

“These are the same people who don't want our children to become famous around the world, who don't want our country to generate revenue online, who want to send out a message to the e-sports providers around the world to prevent them from doing setting up their business here, just like YouTube never did. These people will not allow us to evolve, a digital revolution needs to be brought,” said Zaka.

He concluded saying: “If you want to ban PUBG because of three suicides than you might as well ban education - several suicides every day because of the pressure in schools and universities.”