Pakistani gamers are up in arms against the government over the continued ban on popular mobile game PUBG despite court’s order to suspend the ban. The ban was imposed on July 1 by the Pakistani Telecommunication Authority (PTA) after complaints of parents who said the children were addicted to the game.
However, a Pakistani court on Friday suspended the ban and directed the telecom watchdog PTA to restore the game.
Despite the orders, the ban remains in place, irking the gamers who have now taken to Twitter urging Prime Minister Imran Khan to restore the game under #ImranKhanPUBGKholo. While some tweets are filled with rage, others are brimming with dejection from the youth who feel let down by Imran Khan, who appeared a youth-oriented leader to them.
Take a look:
#ImranKhanPUBGKholo @ImranKhanPTI With all due respect, the youth is really disappointed. Not only E-sports is being destroyed but also the name of Islam is being used for false allegations. Have it unbanned asap sir. A very large industry is now depending upon you.
— Ahmer Malik (@AhmerMa95535847) July 27, 2020
enough PTA! really whats the problem with you huh?You dont even listen to the Islamabad high court! Now you are the third class authority You must ban yourself due to this action.Just Unban Pubg Now.And You @ImranKhanPTI Why dont you even say word for youth? #ImranKhanPUBGKholo
— Arslan Chaudary (@ArslanChaudar14) July 27, 2020
PUBG is a mobile game and has been immensely popular among the youth. The game has even been addictive in some cases.
Late last month, a teenager from Punjab spent Rs 16 lakh from his father’s savings to make in-app purchases.
Earlier, in March, a 12-year-old had been accused of stealing cash worth Rs 3 lakh from his own parents in Gujarat’s Kutch district.