PTA says ban on PUBG remains in place

Sandra Loyd

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) stated on Monday that the ban on the online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlefields (PUBG) would stay in place as the game designer has actually not reacted to the authority about its ideal framework to deal with crucial issues.

3 days earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had actually purchased the federal government to raise the ban on PUBG, a decision, which was joyously invited by the PUBG fans in Pakistan.

The PTA, in a declaration, stated: “The order has been issued in accordance with Islamabad High Court’s orders after a hearing conducted by PTA on July 9 & in accordance with the provisions of PECA 2016.”

The telecommunication authority stated that it had actually offered a chance of hearing to the worried celebrations, consisting of, PUBG’s legal representatives. “As per the order of the Authority, the PUBG game shall remain blocked in Pakistan.”

“PTA has also approached PUBG management to inform about a suitable framework to address key concerns,” the declaration stated, including: “No response has been received from PUBG so far.”

On July 1, the PTA revealed the decision to momentarily suspend the PUBG game in the nation after it got numerous problems from various sectors of society.

The authority stated it got various problems versus PUBG where it was mentioned that the game is addicting, waste of time, and postures a severe unfavorable effect on the mental and physical health of the Children.

According to current media reports, cases of suicide credited to PUBG game have actually likewise been reported.

The Lahore High court likewise directed the PTA to check out the concern and choose the matter after hearing the plaintiffs.

The authority had actually likewise gotten views of the public to reach any decision about the online game.

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