Pakistan temporarily suspending online game PUBG citing health concerns

On Wednesday, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) decided to temporarily suspend online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) citing the serious health concerns.

PTA said in a statement that it had received several complaints about the game being “addictive”, and also a waste of time and its potential negative impact on children’s physical and psychological health.

Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Zulfiqar Hameed had recommended a ban on the PUBG on June 23.

On Wednesday, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) decided to temporarily suspend online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) citing the serious health concerns.

PTA said in a statement that it had received several complaints about the game being “addictive”, and also a waste of time and its potential negative impact on children’s physical and psychological health.

Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Zulfiqar Hameed had recommended a ban on the PUBG on June 23.

Zulfiqar Hameed had taken up the matter with the higher authorities, as it would have serious consequences, referring to the death by suicide of a teenage boy, who was an ardent player of the online game.

The Ban on PUBG in Pakistan was proposed after a 16-year-old boy died by suicide in Hanjarwal area of Lahore after he failed to complete a mission he was assigned in the game within the stipulated time.