The Lahore High Court (LHC) dismissed a plea regarding banning the popular online mobile game PUBG on Monday.
A resident of Lahore, Tanveer Sarwar, approached the LHC and filed a plea to ban the online mobile game after a violent murder in Lahore.
The petitioner had to appear on the day of the hearing, however, he did not reach the court.
As a result, the LHC discharged the application over the petitioner’s discontinuation of the case’s pursuit.
The petitioner claimed in the application that PUBG is creating intolerance in society and causing detrimental effects on young minds.
Last month, 18-year-old Ali Zain killed four members of his family in Lahore. An investigator found that the teenager was “addicted” to the online game PUBG.
According to the murderer, he went to sleep after the murder with a sense of accomplishment. The bodies of his four family members were discovered on January 19.
The Punjab Police had decided to request the federal and provincial governments to ban PUBG after this incident.
On July 1, 2021, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) temporarily suspended PUBG in the country after it received multiple complaints from different segments of society. However, the ban was lifted later.
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