The High Court of Islamabad has decided to lift the ban on the popular game, PlayerInknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile, sparking youth excitement.
The verdict in the case was heard on July 14, and earlier today, Judge Aamir Farooq ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to open the game immediately, announcing the decision. But yesterday; a telecom regulator announced that he would continue his ban on PUBG Mobile until its developer shared the necessary details about the game.
The match was banned on July 1, and after a great outburst, have, and crying, the decision was postponed. It is fair to say that PUBG has been suspended in the country due to complaints received from parents and other sections of the community. A number of suicidal cases resulting from the game have been seen as a decisive factor in preventing a PTA game.
The local athlete had moved to the Supreme Court of Islamabad, arguing over whether he was eligible for the international e-commerce competition, which said he would represent Pakistan. Although he was also unable to participate due to the ban on the war game.
When the Supreme Court of Islamabad sought the PTA’s advice to explain the reason for the ban, it said the game had anti-Muslim elements and fueled violence in addition to being addictive and life-threatening.
The Prime Minister of the Science and Technology Association, Fawad Chaudhry, has slammed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for their cover-up. Not only that, but he has also criticized the courts for police misconduct, saying this was not their job.
In a Twitter post, Fawad Chaudhry said blocking these apps would only slow down the growth of the technology sector. Improper interference by judges in economic matters will damage Pakistan’s technology industry.
Earlier, Fawad Chaudhry opposed the ban, urging the IT minister to take action on the issue. IT Minister Syed Aminul Haque also opposed the ban but said the PTA was not sleeping under its administration.
As it turns out, the future of PUBG is in the hands of judges and courts, and fans of the war game will have to wait for the final decision. It is worth mentioning that the PTA temporarily banned the game on July 1, following complaints of suicide to parents and other sections of the community.