The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has temporarily banned the country’s popular online game player In Nuns Battle Grounds (PubG).
According to a statement issued by PTA, in view of the complaints received from various quarters, PTA has decided to suspend PubG Game temporarily.
The statement said the PTA had received numerous complaints against the game, saying it was addictive, a waste of time and had serious negative effects on children’s mental and physical health.
The PTA said that according to recent reports, there have been suicides in connection with the Pub G game, while the Lahore High Court also directed the PTA to look into the matter and decide after talking to the complainants.
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A hearing in this regard is taking place on July 9, 2020.
The PTA has also decided to seek public opinion on the online game and asked the public to vote by July 10 at email@example.com.
It may be recalled that during this month, 3 youths who were addicted to playing pub committed suicide.
An incident occurred recently and the Dawn newspaper reported that 18-year-old Shehryar was found hanging from a ceiling fan and had a suicide note in which he played Player in a Noon Battle Ground (PubG). Was called the ‘killer online game’.
Kent Division Superintendent of Police (SP) Furqan Bilal told Dawn that the boy also made a video call to show an unknown girl taking extreme steps.
The boy lived with his brother in a rented quarter in the Punjab Housing Society, the SP said.
He said his brother was not at home when he committed suicide.
Police seized his alleged suicide note and mobile phone for forensic analysis, the police officer said.
Shehryar’s brother was a salesman, and police are trying to reach the girl who made the video call before the boy hanged himself, he said.
“We will also interrogate a shopkeeper who was his partner in the PubG game,” the SP added.
In the alleged suicide note, the boy cited PubG as one of the reasons for his death and apologized to the shopkeeper for his mistakes.
Lahore police had already taken up the matter with higher authorities through the Inspector General of Police to ban the online game.
The Lahore City Police Officer had also written a letter in this regard on the recommendations of Deputy Inspector General (Operations) Ashfaq Ahmad Khan.
Keep in mind that according to some experts, PubG is affecting the mental health of children.
According to him, several countries are trying to ban the game on similar complaints.
He said that earlier, another online ‘Blue Whale Challenge’, a ‘suicide-provoking game’ was reported, which gave youngsters 50 tasks for 50 days