Islamabad High Court Rejects Petition Against PUBG Ban

Islamabad High Court has disposed of a petition against PUBG Mobile’s ban as it ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to issue a lawful written order as to why the game was banned in the country.

PTA had temporarily suspended the battle royale game on 1st July citing concerns from parents and complaints from various segments of the society. In a press release, the regulatory authority said that “the game is addictive, wastage of time and poses a serious negative impact on the physical and psychological health of the children”.


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Earlier, a local PUBG player had moved the Islamabad High Court on 4th July, asking the court to dismiss PTA’s decision of the ban. The petitioner claimed that PUBG was a source of earning for him and many others as he had won a local gaming tournament and was set to represent Pakistan in PUBG World League on 10th July.

He also said that electronic gaming or e-gaming is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, therefore, the ban does not make any sense.

IHC heard the case on Monday, asking the PTA counsel as to why the game was suspended. He said that the Punjab Police had written a letter to PTA mentioning the rising number of suicide cases due to the game. He also told that the regulator had received numerous complaints from parents asking for a ban.


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IHC single-bench headed by Justice Aamer Farooq noted that PTA must mention the laws under which the decision was taken. PTA, in response, said that it will issue its order after hearing the petitioner.


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  • The whole world is moving forwards, where Pakistan is moving backwards and wasting time on non-issues. Banning and blocking in the digital age will not work. Young guys can find one way or another to bypass any ban. Look at Iran. Their government has banned almost all American social media websites, but almost all Iranians can be found on Social media.

  • ESPORTS IS THE FUTURE. PLAYERS EARN HANDSOME AMOUNT BY SHOWING THEIR SKILLS. PARENTS ARE TO BE BLAMED FOR THE DEATHS OF CHILDREN AS THEY CANNOT CONTROL THEIR KIDS. ESPORTS DOESNOT NEEDS ANY SIFARISH OR RISHWAT AS IT IS TOTALLY BASED ON SKILLS. ALLAH PTA AUR LHC KO AQAL BAKSHE.

  • Good job. Atleast someone took a stand against the stupidities of our institution (PTA) which is full of illiterate people.

  • Jobless youngsters when attempt suicide then no officials take action to provide job opportunities… But banning PUBG is an easy action on the name of stopping suicidal actions hahaha

  • Anyway ,its just waste of time and energy. Our youth must do something practical, without complaining about govt policies, circumstances, society and other factors. They should read the books of Iqbal, instead of fiction world.

  • # unban pubg
    it is not an addictive game or PTA have no rights to BAn the game don’t Ban the game if you want then what LAW is it?

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  • #PTALiftBanOnPUBG
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  • The ban it self does not make any sense, but look at the other side of the coin, it’s making our youth more lazy. Getting out of full time education to play game . What will you do when you are 40 year old once your reflexes become slow. You won’t be able to play pubg with 6 fingers or gyro.
    Game should be played as a game or as a fun activity. Don’t forget other countries are way ahead in education also.
    Pubg should not be banned but there should be a time limit on how much time a person can play in a day.

  • The ban doesn’t make any sense it will only stop the source of income for the pro gamers of Pakistan, its not good at all to ban a platform from which children are dying and this is nonsense, its not a reason to commit suicide its just a game, parents should control the activity of their children, they must keep an eye on their children instead of putting all the peoples lives in difficulty just because of their problem, and the game itself has an age limit of 16+ by which we all should understand, especially the parents, they should control their children instead of complaining about the plateform, if an underage child is playing pubg its not the pubg’s fault, its fault of the parents because they being careless for their children, they should watch on their children’s daily mobile activities, we all love our parents and family but this is not good, this is bad…the parents must realise if they are doing there job as a good parent, are they watching over their children?
    Pubg must be unbanned for the sake of our E-sport please dear government.
    It doesn’t effects any physical or mental or psychological thing, and it’s not at all a waste of time, as you can see the pro pakistani gamers Mashallah, they are takin the name of Pakistan to heights at least in something we are about be famous or good. So please you know all the reasons already. And i am not a pubg player, i play call of duty, but this ban doesn’t makes sense at all as you know. So please!

    #unbanpubgpakistan

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