PTA suspends PUBG

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Wednesday suspended online gaming application namely PUBG with immediate effect due to adverse effect on children health.

According to a statement issued by the authority it had received complaints from different segments of society. Therefore, it has been decided to suspend the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) game.

The PTA has received numerous complaints against PUBG wherein it is stated that the game is addictive, wastage of time and poses serious negative impact on physical and psychological health of the Children.

The authority noted that cases of suicide attribute to PUBG game were reported. The Lahore High Court (LHC) has also directed PTA to look into the issue and decide the matter after hearing the complaints. In this regard, a hearing is being conducted on July 09, 2020.

The authority also decided to solicit views of the public with reference to the said online game. In this regard public is encouraged to provide feedback through consultation-pubg@pta.gov.pk by July 10, 2020.

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