World popular online game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is temporarily blocked in Pakistan by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority after receiving huge complaints, PTA also said that certain media reports had as well which have attributed cases of suicide to PUBG.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said it had received “numerous” complaints from people saying the game has a “serious negative impact on (the) physical and psychological health of the children” who play it.
Press Release: In order to facilitate businesses and general public for registration of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), PTA has decided to extend the VPN registration deadline for a period of one month to 31st July, 2020. pic.twitter.com/6fHZM7TUF5
— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) July 1, 2020
The PTA said it had suspended internet access to the game pending a high court hearing on July 9.
Pakistan’s move follows similar bans in Jordan, Iraq, Nepal, the Indian state of Gujarat and the Indonesian province of Aceh.
The reactions on social media, after this news is very interesting
When parents hear about the PUBG Ban in Pakistan..
Parents to PTA 😕 pic.twitter.com/lXfyaasch1
— ✨ارباز علی✨ (@Al_i_0) July 2, 2020
PTA Ban PUBG Game In Pakistan
See the Reaction of PUBG Lovers 😂
— ShErAz🇵🇰 (@SherazAS1) July 1, 2020
PTA : we have decided to ban PUBG in Pakistan
— Muhammad Ahmad 🙂 (@eham_ad) July 1, 2020
— Naqqi Abbas🇵🇰 (@AbbasNaqqi) July 1, 2020