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PTA temporarily suspends online game PUBG, citing health concerns

Several cases of suicide attributed to the game for being reported.

online game PUBG banned in pakistanThe Lahore High Court has also directed PTA to look into the issue and decide the matter after hearing the complaints - OyeYeah News
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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has temporarily suspended online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the authority said that it has received numerous complaints against PUBG wherein it is stated that the game is addictive, wastage of time, and poses a serious negative impact on the physical and psychological health of the children.

“According to media reports, cases of suicide attributed to the game have also been reported. The Lahore High Court has also directed PTA to look into the issue and decide the matter after hearing the complaints.

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“Honorable Lahore High court has also directed PTA to look into the issue and decide the matter after hearing the complainants. In this regard, a hearing is being conducted on the 9th of July 2020,” it added.

“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 [email protected] by July 10, 2020,” the statement read further.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.