The Punjab Police has decided to request the Federal and Provincial government to ban the popular video game PUBG after a boy killed four members of his family in Lahore. An investigator found that the teenager was “addicted” to online game PUBG.
The Punjab police spokesperson said that the boy thought that his family would come back to life just like the players in the game. The provincial police in a statement said that the boy shot his family out of frustration after continuous losses in the game.
As per the his statement, the killer went to sleep after the murder with a sense of accomplishment. The bodies of the four family members were discovered on January 19.
PUBG has been banned before. On July 1 2021, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority announced the decision to temporarily suspend the PUBG game in the country after it received multiple complaints from different segments of society. However the ban was lifted later.