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Last Updated : Jul 27, 2020 08:35 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Pakistani gamers using Twitter to urge PM Imran Khan to lift ban on PUBG

The Pakistani Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had imposed a ban on PUBG on July 1, which was lifted on July 24 by the Islamabad High Court, but has not been put into effect yet

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) had ordered in favour of lifting the ban on popular game Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) last week, but it has not been put into effect yet.

Pakistani gamers have been growing restless since, waiting for the Imran Khan government to revoke the ban on the multiplayer war game. Some have even started tweeting to Prime Minister Imran Khan on his official Twitter handle, seeking the ban be suspended immediately.

They have been tweeting using the hashtag #ImranKhanPUBGKholo.

The Pakistani Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had imposed a ban on PUBG on July 1 after several parents had raised concerns over their children getting addicted to the game. The ban was lifted on July 24, and the PTA was directed to restore access to the game.

The PTA has, however, refused to lift the ban, stating it has the power to do so under Section 37 of the PECA. A statement released by the Pakistani telecom regulator stated: "PTA has also approached PUBG management to inform about a suitable framework to address key concerns. No response has been received from PUBG so far."
First Published on Jul 27, 2020 08:35 pm