IHC instructs to decide about PUBG ban under law

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) had written an application to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) against the PUBG ban in the country and instructed that the final decision regarding the ban should be taken in accordance with the law.

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IHC instructs to decide about PUBG ban under law.

A hearing was conducted today where Justice Amir Farooq inquired about why the game was banned to which the PTA lawyer present responded that Punjab Police had written an application mentioning some suicide incidents due to the game after which the decision was taken to place a PUBG ban in the countr until a final decision is made.

Read more: PUBG Ban in Pakistan – What makes it a wrong decision?

Islamabad High Court (IHC) also inquired whether the company owning PUBG was given the right to the hearing of the case to which the court was informed by a lawyer of the company owning the game that they would appear during the hearing of PTA on 9 July.

The hearing regarding the matter will now take place on 13 July 2020.

Many people which includes mainly parents have complained about the game and written applications to ban PUBG. These people claim that the game is a waste of time and incites violence in kids including physical and psychological problems.

However, there are still those who highly disagree with the claims and hold a very competitive argument as the game has given many opportunities to people when it comes to ESports and competitions. There are many players who stream or upload gameplay videos and make an actual living out of the game too.

Pakistani TV host Waqar Zaka has also filed a petition in the Sindh High Court to unban PUBG in Pakistan as he claims that the ban will discourage future ESports investors in Pakistan.

Read more: Waqar Zaka challenges PUBG ban in Sindh High Court.

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