The Lahore High Court has ordered the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to take legal action on a petition seeking a ban on video game PUBG.
The online game PubG, first released in 2016, is known as a violent game that allows online players to save themselves and kill opponents to get to the next level.
The South Korean gaming company’s application has been banned in the past in China, Nepal, India and Iraq.
Mentioning the usefulness of the game and its effects, many users supported the ban, saying that using it was a waste of time.
Yesterday, a two-member bench of the Lahore High Court headed by Justice Atir Mahmood had directed the PTA to take a decision within six weeks after hearing arguments on the petition seeking a ban on PubG.
In the petition filed in the court, the citizen had taken the position that the video game PUBG was having a negative effect on the personality of the children and the lack of judgment and extremism among the children was increasing.
The petition requested that the game be removed from the Play Store.