Islamabad: Imran Khan of Pakistan has removed the ban from online multiplayer game PUBG in just 13 days. While banning, the government had accused PUBG of spoiling the youth.
According to Pakistani newspaper Dawn, the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) on Thursday decided to remove the ban from PUBG after PUBG’s company Proxima Beta (PB) assured to stop the misuse of the gaming platform. It is known that on July 17, Pakistan banned the game as anti-Islam. It was said on behalf of the government that this game is adversely affecting the youth.
Proxima Beta had been in contact with Pakistani authorities since the ban. Its representatives informed the Telecom Regulatory Authority about the steps taken to prevent misuse of the gaming platform, on which the PTA expressed satisfaction and ordered the lifting of the ban. It is worth noting that the PTA had argued at the time of the banning of PUBG that youth in Pakistan are facing mental pressure due to PUBG, they have increased the tendency of suicide. The government also called the game anti-Islam in court, but within a few days, the Imran Khan government has started seeing everything right in PUBG.
Reacting to the government’s decision to lift the ban, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary said that the decision to end the ban on online games reflects a sensible approach. He also said that Pakistan should work closely with tech companies to resolve such issues and avoid tough decisions like sanctions.
To end ban on #pubgbaninpakistan is a sane approach, Ban is an extreme measure must be very careful in future, @MinistryofST is very clear that Pakistan must work closely with Tech companies to resolve issues and must not use admin’s measures such as ban in such cases https://t.co/n4yRJvbaj1
– Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 30, 2020
According to the news, there was all-round pressure on Prime Minister Imran Khan to remove the ban from PUBG. Many leaders of Imran’s party were also against this decision, due to which he had to lift the ban from PUBG.