A petition was filed on Monday in the Lahore High Court to ban video game PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) following which the court ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to decide on the matter within six weeks.
The petitioner’s lawyer Bilal Riaz Sheikh moved the court after finding some features of PUBG “problematic”.
“The game has a negative impact on children. They are becoming more ruthless and violent,” he said.
He asked the court to order the removal of PUBG from the Google Play Store. The court said it has forwarded petition over the game to the PTA several times, but the authority never responds.
The court, earlier, disposed of a similar petition that asked for a ban on the game.
PUBG is an online multiplayer In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves.