Islamabad (Gulf Inside) No More PUBG ban in Pakistan: The Islamabad High Court has annulled the ban on online game and ordered immediate restoration.
Justice Amir Farooq of the Islamabad High Court on Friday read out the reserved judgment against the ban on PUBG.
The court ruled that there was no justification for banning the online game “Pub G” and that it should be reopened immediately.
It may be recalled that the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) had banned ‘Pub G’
The PTA was of the view that Pub G was banned after complaints from citizens. The administration controlling the game had approached the Islamabad High Court against the PTA’s decision.
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After the game was banned in Pakistan, users of the game were outraged by the PTA’s decision.
Press Release: PTA has decided that online game Players’ Unknown Battle Ground (PUBG) remains blocked. The decision has been made by the Authority after a detailed hearing conducted in PTA on July 9 on the directions of the Lahore High Court.
— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) July 23, 2020
Prior to the Islamabad High Court’s decision, the PTA had said in a tweet between Thursday and Friday night that the PUBG ban in Pakistan would remain in place.
The PTA said it had sought details of game sessions, number of users in Pakistan and controls imposed by the company from PUBG’s management, but did not receive a response from PUBG.