Islamabad High Court Does Not Issue a Verdict on PUBG Mobile

Almost two weeks ago, the famous Battle Royale game PUBG was temporarily banned in Pakistan. According to PTA, the game is suspended in view of complaints received from different segments of society. Where a fraction of society considers the suspension a good move, hundreds and thousands of Pakistanis took to social media to condemn the decision.


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The case was finally moved to the Islamabad High Court, where a hearing was held on Tuesday. The case was heard before Justice Amir Farooq, who reserved the verdict on the petition pertaining to the ban after hearing arguments from both parties.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has objected to the petition filed by PUBG’s controlling company in Pakistan.


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However, Justice Farooq, not convinced by PTA’s argument, asked:

Under which law did you ban the game.

PTA’s lawyer commented that the game was banned due to some indecent scenes and anti-Islamic material.

To which the court asked:

Which complaint mentioned that the game is against Islamic teachings?

And further, commented whether PTA would proceed to ban everything if the CPO asks?. Justice Farooq also remarked that PTA should have sought the opinion of psychologists on the effects of the game. You have to take decisions according to the law, not the situation. There are other games as well, which are perhaps even more violent.


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The decision has been reserved for now. More details will be revealed in the next hearing, but the chances look good, keep logging in for more details.


  • After going through the lines you wrote, I’m very much relaxed & sensing positive feelings. I’m sure things will be back into the business in couple of days, Insha’Allah.

  • What are they delaying justice. The stupid ban by PTA should immediately be lifted and after courts decision they should go about it as per the hearings.
    Also PTA has no grounds to ban PUBG. On Islamabad high court’s end Justice delayed is justice denied.

  • After reading the things above I get that this game should not be banned although there were some suicide cases but still it should not be banned but there should be other restrictions like it Will not work after 3 hours is a day

  • aryy BHAI BHAI
    INKO PATA BHI KUCH GAME KA
    PAY PAL NI AYA
    AMAZON NI AYA
    NOW E SPORTS
    PAKISTAN ZINDABAD
    HUKMARANS HIGH ON LIFE
    TAKING WEEDS AND BAN THINGS

  • The people who suicide does not mean that they did it due to the game their is possibility that those people were depressed due to some other reasons and played the game only to relieve their strees and to divert their attention it does not mean that the game is responsible for their suicide their are thousands of esport games like this and some are more violent than even pubg so in my opinion this game shouldnt be banned.

  • As soon as possible the pubg unban because we lose our experience and other interest about the gaming community.


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