Pakistan Imposes a Temporary ban on PUBG.
Pakistan finally made a move and temporarily Ban PUBG, as another Boy commit suicide. PTA said that the decision of its permanent ban would be made after discussion with all stakeholders. Pakistan imposes a temporary Ban to Player Unknown’s Battleground on July 1, 2020.
The authority received several complaints regarding PUBG that this Multiplayer game is highly addictive and is a total waste of time. Also, PUBG has a severe and negative impact on Children’s Physical and psychological health.
Player Unknown’s Battleground, also known as PUBG developed in 2017, a South Korean company made this survival game where 99 players lands in an island and then battle to survive. Multiplayer game PUBG allows various players worldwide to compete against each other or in the squad. Each Squad or Players attack and kill each other in the game, and the more you earn, the higher your rank. So far, it has accumulated 34.2 million downloads worldwide.
People who wish to share their opinion on the matter with the PTA encouraged to submit their comments on email@example.com by July 10, 2020.
Up to three suicide cases in Lahore have been linked to young adults playing this game online.
On June 20, 2020, a 20-year-old committed suicide and took his own life at Saddar Bazaar in North Cantonment. Police said his parents had prevented him from playing the game online.
Three days later, another suicide reported in Hanjarwal. DIG Ashfaq Ahmed Khan operations said they found the young man’s cell phone in the room and that the PUBG app was running on it.
Lahore Police found the body of a 30-year-old man in his apartment in the Lahore factory area on Tuesday night. “We are investigating the case and cannot determine the exact reason behind the death,” said a police officer, adding that it cannot be confirmed whether the death was another case related to online gambling.