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Islamabad High Court orders government to lift ban on PUBG

The decision by the court came hours after PTA announcement to keep the game on the block list.

Players' Unknown Battle GroundThe decision to lift the ban was announced by Justice Amir Farooq - OyeYeah News
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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday has ordered the government to lift the ban on online game Players’ Unknown Battle Ground (PUBG).

The decision to lift the ban was announced by Justice Amir Farooq while hearing a petition filed against the banning of the game.

A detailed judgment will be issued later.

The decision by the court came hours after the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) announcement to keep the game on the block list.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said in a tweet that it reached the decision to keep the game banned after a detailed hearing conducted at the PTA premises on July 9 on the directions of the Lahore High Court.

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“Other interested parties also attended the hearing. PTA has approached PUBG management to share data about PUBG sessions and users in Pakistan and controls in place by the company. However, response from PUBG is awaited”, it further added.

 

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
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.