Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to restore the online game ‘Player’s Unknown Battleground’ (PUBG) on Friday.
PUBG Restored in Pakistan
IHC, Judge Justice Aamir Farooq announced the reserved verdict, The court has nullified the ban on PUBG in Pakistan and Directed the authorities to restore the online game.
The decision was taken after the PUBG Game officials challenged the PTA’s move on banning online game causes mental and physical health concerns.
Yesterday, In its press release, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) states that the decision to keep PUBG banned in Pakistan comes after detailed hearing that was held on 9 July on the directions of the Lahore High Court (LHC).
PTA had issued the statement, there were numerous complaints recieved concerning mental and physical health of its users, as PTA described PUBG as addictive and waste of time.
The decision is taken after two instances where teens committed suicide who used to play the game. There have been a lot of petition files in the Lahore High Court (LHC) to ban the online multiplayer game.
PTA failed to provide any evidence against PUBG online game’s direct link with suicides.
On Friday, Islamabad High Court (IHC) directs PTA to restore PUBG in Pakistan.
Special thanks to Justice Amir Farooq of the Islamabad High Court: