PTA Decides to Continue PUBG Ban For the Time Being

No good news has emerged from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) hearing as the regulatory body is still indecisive about the ban on PUBG Mobile.

The ban on immensely popular battle royale game was announced on 1st July after PTA received complaints from different segments of the society and parents. A number of suicide cases and attempts to take their own lives by youngsters proved to be a decisive factor when the internet regulator decided to continue the temporary suspension of the game after the hearing on 9th July.

PTA, however, failed to reach a decision on the matter after hearing the petitioners and comments from the public. PTA had earlier asked the general public to submit their response on the ban by emailing their messages to [email protected]

In this regard, PTA issued the following statement after the hearing yesterday:

There was a hearing conducted in PTA on PUBG by authorized officers. The petitioner in IHC, councils of PUBG, Civil society representatives participated. They presented their viewpoints for and against ban on PUBG. Tomorrow(10 July) is the last date for sending comments to PTA by the public through email on the PUBG issue. The Authority will decide on the matter after due deliberation in the next few days.


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The authority has confirmed that the final decision on whether to extend the ban or remove it will be announced in a few days. Earlier, the Islamabad High Court had dismissed a petition filed by a local PUBG champion who was set to represent the country in a mega gaming event. The court also directed PTA to explain the laws under which the ban was imposed on the game.

In the past week or so, a number of Twitter campaigns have called on PTA to unban PUBG.


Do you think the ban should be removed? Let us know in the comments section.

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    • If you like Western culture and their games so much then leave Pakistan and leave us alone. We dont want any Western influence on our country.

      • Internet aur Jo mobile/PC use kr rahay ho yeh comment likhnay k liyay woh bhe western hai. Jahil

      • Stop tagging yourself with PTI or Imran Khan. You are totally against his vision. It is part of Imran Khan’s vison to bring foreign companies and services to Pakistan. As far as the games go apart from a few most physical games were developed by western countries. 99.99% of video games(AA or AAA games) are also developed by western nations or east asian countries.

        • @Ali Bukhari Just shut up. These games are a Qadiani propaganda and Imran Khan is always against Qadianis. Children are missing Namaz and their relationships with families because of playing these games. Qadianis are poisoning our minds and deviating the minds of normal Muslims with these games in Pakistan.

        • What are you talking about?, It is PTI’s government when PUBG get banned. PTI is taking the credit to ban this game and PTA is full of PTI followers. So I don’t know which Imran Khan you are talking about?. I support PUBG ban just like my leader Imran Khan.

          • Ban karo sara kuch network games tv everything except school have u seen how many people did suicide because of school and u did not ban shame on u people

        • ADDING TO VIEW
          MOST COUNTRIES USES OUR PRODUCTS
          THEN WHAT SHOULD THEY DO?
          SHOULD THEY BAN PAKISTANI PRODUCTS…
          BHAI AISE NAHIN HOTA JAISE KHAN SB BAAT KER RAHAY HAIN..BEVERAGES MAIN BHI JANAB KO PAKISTANI PASAND NAHIN HONA
          RIGID NAHIN HONA CHAHIYE
          AC..COMPUTER MOBILES SUB TOH UNKA USE KER RAHAY HAIN HUM
          PHIR GAME SE ITNAAAAAAA MASLA???

      • Mere jazbati aur bewakoof bhai, yeh Western game nahi hai China se originate krti hai.
        aap jaise jaahil jab tk is mulk mai hain idhr yehi chalta rahe ga aur ham zamaana e qadeem mai baithe rahain ge

      • bhootni k tere baap imran khan ki first wife kahan se thi ??? tere baap k paap uske bachy kahan rehty hain ??? jaa k pehly apne baap ko bol mulk chore dafa ho yahan se phr yahan beth k bhonkna,,,, r jis internet ko tu use kar raha hai wo bhi tere unhi bapon ka banaya howa hai

      • Bro WTF
        Even Imran Khan is married with a western girl .
        Bro wash your face and see reality.

      • That’s why our country is not growing beacuse we have leaders and people like you. Gaming is western culture πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ lol then what about cricket and other sports gaming too

      • Who are you to decide what we like and want pakistan is not your property nobody cares what you want and what you think go give your speech in your home.

      • Who the hell are you for saying us to leave Pakistan. Unparh jahil PTI wale jaha tak western cultute ki baat hai yaha par western culture chalta hai western cloth design and sports like cricket are also western. Or game western kab se hone lag gai tumhare us Imran Niazi ne Western se hee shaadi ki hai. Tum jaise log hamare mulk ko barbaad karo ga. Agle saal ke vote bhul jao ab. Dekhte hai kon tumhe PM ban me dega

      • Western Culture and Influence? you dont wear a tie to office or Shalwar Kameez with Kussa? why is your name and comment written in English? endorse Pakistani culture at your own core first then ask others to follow you don’t be some hypocrite besides PUBG ain’t even western its a tencent offering a game offered by Chinese Developer if you are anti western and a hardcore patriot do note this is your ally you are talking about

      • Thank you ehsas delanay ka kay hum nay 2018 mein PTI ko vote dey kar ghalti ki, teray jesi chawlein PTI ki supporter rahi tou jeet gai PTI 2023 ka election tum log PTI ko 2023 mein harwanay ki puri koshish jari rakho, SHABASH πŸ‘

      • I think PTI ko Yahan sy Shift krana chahiye QABRASTAAN mai… inko yahan pe toh sakoon nhi milta, makr sure QABAR mai Zaroor Mily ga…

      • mere pyare bhai jaan is mulk PAKISTAN mn aap jo bhi cheez use kr rhe hn wo western made he. SO LEAVE US ALONE

      • Sir pakistan mai tOo itna takent ha nii k wOo apnii games bana saky tOo hmy un logo kii hee games kehlnii pErhy gii,or agr jOo pakistan mai talent ha un ko agye laya ni jata πŸ™‚

      • BHAI JAAN PHIR WHATSAPP…AUR ANDROID BHI USE NAA KRO…YEH KAUN SA PAKISTANI INVENTIONS HAIN??????
        ACCEPT REALITY
        ABROAD MEN BHI LOG PAKISTAN KI BANI HUI CHEEZEN KHATAY HAIN PEETAY HAIN PEHANTAY HAIN USE KERTAY HAIN
        TOH EXPORT BHI BAND KER DEN???
        COMPUTER PER BETH KER UNHI KI CHEEZ USE KER K UNHI SE ITNA BUGZ…KHAN SB HATH HOLA RAKHO.

      • ye tiktok py jo nach rhi hai us time apko culture yad nhi ata islam yad nhi ata lekin pubg k time yad aya. and shuker kro western culture ki waja sy ap technology mai ho warna aik nokia mobile bnane ki auqat nhi huamri q k pakistan mai jo b kuch acha kam krna chahta hai usko hata dia jata hai

    • BTW yeh PML-N k geedar apne naamo k aage PTI laga k comments krna shuru hogae hain :D. inki jahilaana baato se pata chal raha hai asal mai kis party k hain haha

    • cricket,hockey,football also a westren gamesso why you watch and play these games with next level exitment

    • your car ,the electricity which you use,the books which you study,your clothes all are related from westren culrture

  • My vote is for PTI only for this decision. We don’t need these games in Pakistan. It is just ruining our generations and deviating us away from the Religion and culture. Ban all Fighting games from our country. Well done PTA and well done Imran Khan.

    • As per your logic sab kuch band krdo phir. Abay jaahil, Religion and Culture in games ki wajah se nahi balke Gharo mai bacho ko paalne waalo ki la parwahi ki wajah se hota hai.
      Apne deen ki alif bay kisi ko aati nahi hai baatain kara lo bas

    • Nobody can can deviate or ruin you if you are yourself strong. Your sick narrow minded and weak go get yourself consulted.

    • last time i heard u can easily get a pussy at heeramandi with just 500rs so i am just thinking in which version of islam it is not haraam so why in so called risat madina have turned a blind eye toward it and last time i have heard pakistan have heighest sucide ratio due to unemployment but our handsome pm who promise 1crore employmnts but he just took u turn and ita clear from sunnah that Jis ne wada khilafe k wo ham ma se nahe ha jo banda nabi k ummat ma include nahe ha so how can i follow him as a leader

    • Ruining your generation? Lol please do some research on who you support and whom you should first

  • They are making tons of money by destroying our youth we will not tolerate it ban all shooting games now.

    • What abou all those things witch destroying our society the movies and dramas and news with full of depression and every single app witch is addictive and outdoor sports

  • Lanat hai PTA walon par
    Jahil ky bachy πŸ–
    Unparh Gawar Paisa dy kr Nokri lene waly Su***r ky bachy
    Ek to UnEmployement uper sy online earning ka zareya bhi band
    Esports ko hi Khatam kar deya hai

    • chor de bhai inka koi ilaj nahi inke ankhon pr pati lagi uwi hy inko sahi aur ghalat ka farq nai pata

  • PTA is full of no good illiterates. Such mindset and people have ruined our institutions. Not progressive at all.

  • Sir Is This Confirmed By Pta Beacuse No Official Source Has Come From Pta Can You Please Provide It?

  • It means we have no freedom in Pakistan if we are Pakistani we have the freedom to do anything. it’s a parent’s responsibility to take care of her son, not our responsibility ( Thank’s ) #UNBANPUBG

  • Jahil awam ek game ki waja say bacha religion say dur hota ha tou ek bat batao jo roz yeh dramay jin kay million mein views hotay hay wo religion promote kr rhay ha or films pakistani bari koi religious hay game ban kar do bas yeh bigar rhi ha. 10 sal kay bachay ko mobile do gay tou aesa hi hoga.Is game mein kya porn hay ya koi or gandi cheez.or baki country bhi tou hay muslim wahan tou ban nai. Knowledge hay nai gaming ki or boltay hain ban karo .

  • Just listen you people before liking or disliking this comment. Read fully. What about those people who can only earn from PUBG and who have left their studies and pursued their career in PUBG. What about them?Now many people will say for some people entire country cant be sacrificed. Where is the harm bro? The first suicide of pubg ever reported was fake. When a youtuber talked to his elder brother he said it was not bcoz of pubg it was bcoz od relationship and the girl had left him. In mental hospitals there is not even a single case of pubg yet there are 99% cases of relationship. This game does not violate any law and Government of Bangladesh banned this game for 30 mins and then unbanned it and sais that they cant take away their citizens freedom. Isnt Pakistan same? Why arent we able to progress?Why are we behind in technology far then India China USA. Plz open your eyes. If this was really a bloody game then it would have been banned in other Muslim countries too but it isnt.

  • Now please petitioners, add this narrative in your petitions that not BAN should he lifted but PTA should be punished for going against the law and public to sabotage the income and business of thousands and even millions of players

  • No, the game should be unbanned because the government isn’t providing any chances to the youth to earn money for themselves and this is a source for more than 10 million people in Pakistan. And, my message to those who are with the ban, you guys need to shut up. If you don’t know about something then it’s better to shut up about it and not compare it with religion, culture or anything sensitive like that. This is just a game. Let it be that way. If you don’t play then it’s your choice. Let the youth play. Stop being dictators and let this country be free. Thank you.

  • Plz unban pubg its just a game not a crime or ziyada log ghalat kamo se bach ke game khelte he ye acha he na phr

  • Maa baap ko chahiye apne baccho ko khud control kre or ye gaming 16+ ages ke liye hai apne 10 saal ke baccho ke haath me mobile pkrao ge to aisa hi hoga galat raste jayega or tum chand logon ki wajah se hum sab ki azadi nhi cheen skte #unbanPUBG we want justice

  • Don’t try to play with local gamers life..
    And also save Pakistan Esports community
    Please unban pubg as soon as possible

  • pubg is not a sucide game it is a career game for youngest players in pakistan pubg playing all over the world i fully support pubg to unban

    • HUAWEI SAMRTPHINE BAN KRO Q K
      US MOBILE MAY INTERNET PY B MUJARA DEKHA JA SK TA HAI

  • Pubg ko unband kardo warna muchsay Bora Kia nhe Hoga agar pubg nhi rahi to pahar main gya tera ya SIM our mobil

  • guys if its game is harmful then why did big youtubers like dynamo gaming,mortal and many other not commited a suicide?and why did western countries are promoting this game? why suicides are only commited in pakistan
    ? The news of suicides are fake

  • Please don’t remove the ban. Let it be. Our children are getting spoiled with this game. Their career is destroyed because they give a lot of attention to the game and not to the studies. Please put such a ban that children can not connect their internet to foreign countries to play pubg.

    • Rafeed bhai this game is for 16 + years old people why you are allowing your children to play. Its your responsibility to not allow them. If its ban so whats the benefit still people are playing through vpn.

  • bas koi bool dhy 1 thousand mily ga pubg_unban wali side m ajaoo r yhe pubg_ban walii party apni family koo bii pubg_unban party m ly aye gii
    qsmy ithni fazool kam kr rhi he pta peechly kuj months sy
    hmara side py kroo inki family bi inkoo galiyan dhy rhii hoooo giii
    ek r bat inki short form chek kroo PTA .pubg waloo inkoo koi name dedicate kroo plz

  • I would like to give you a piece of advice that there is so much more going on in the country that it would be better if you consider these issues and not waste your time on the game.
    Ham ko insaf Cahiya (Unban Pubg)

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