Police of Pakistan’s Punjab province seeks ban on PUBG game

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By Muhammad Luqman
The police of Pakistan’s Punjab province is contemplating to get the popular online game, PUBG (Playersunknown’s Battlegrounds ) banned after two teenagers committed suicide while playing this game in the eastern city of Lahore.
” We are going to write a letter to to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to get PUBG banned as teenagers are committing suicide under the influence of this game, ” Ashfaq Khan, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police (Operations Wing) Lahore told media men on Tuesday.
According to Ashfaq Khan, the online game is making the teenagers vulnerable. In the past four days, two teenagers have committed suicide in Lahore. The senior police official believes this is the right time to ban all online games.
Lahore High Court had directed the concerned authorities last month to ban PUBG following its bad impacts on the children.
The directives were issued by a Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench headed by Justice Atir Mahmood on May 18 following a petition stating that the PUBG gameplay had a serious impact on children’s education and psychological progress.
Pakistan had placed a ban on suicidal video games like the Blue Whale and Momo challenge in September 2018.

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