DIG Lahore Wants PUBG to be Banned Permanently
Muhammad Mubeen Javed
PTA has banned PUBG because of recommendations by the DIG Operations Lahore, Ashfaq Ahmad Khan.
Complaints regarding the game being hostile and violent were received from different segments of society. The game led three teenagers to suicide in Lahore. DIG raised the issue writing a letter to the CCPO Lahore, informing the official about the reported suicides.
DIG detailed that he and his higher-ups are in contact with FIA, PTA, and other departments to ban PUBG and other violent games permanently. Teenagers taking extreme steps over a game is an alarming situation and needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. PTA has been asked to conduct thorough research regarding the situation and take an affirmative step. The Cyber Crime Wing has been approached for necessary action.
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PTA has received complaints against the game under discussion stating that the game is a waste of time, addictive and poses a serious negative impact on the psychological and physical health of children.
Lahore high court has directed PTA to look into the issue and arrive on a decision. A hearing will be held on July 9, 2020.
Authorities are soliciting public views on the game. If you have something to say, you can send your feedback to email@example.com by July 10.