The war between PUBG lovers and PTA has been going since a while now and people are crazed over the fact, that despite court orders, PUBG is still facing the ban in the country. Apparently, PTA has refused to follow the court orders which clearly stated that the PUBG ban is to be lifted on an immediate basis.
The story behind the PUBG ban
The story behind the PUBG ban relates to how parents were concerned about the game having troubling side effects on their kids.
It puts focus on the idea of how the game is affecting the mental health of Pakistanis. However, after continuous protests and bashing, the gamers joined hands together to request the court to take charge of the matter.
Even YouTuber Waqar Zaka took the opportunity to address his followers and assured them that he will be filing a complaint against PTA for their unacceptable action. He even took the notice to Sindh High Court.
However, even though, the Islamabad High Court has ordered PTA to lift of the ban from the famous game PUBG, it seems that PTA might have mind of its own. Not only they are refusing to accept the order, rather, but they have also completely turned a deaf ear to the notice.
The Twitterati is flooded with complaints where they are asking Prime Minister Imran Khan to look into this matter.
court orders gai tel lene of saying k pubg ko fori tor per unban kia jaay
clearly disobedience of the court orders and what else they want it is ruining the future of pakistani youth in esports and also this banculture is destroying the future of eCommerce #ImranKhanPUBGKholo pic.twitter.com/2pdPmFdA4B
— Mian Muhammad Hamza (@ImHamxaHamshed) July 27, 2020
What? You issued an order in accordance with the Islamabad High Court's Decision? You Straight up Disobeyed the Order. And this Type of Behaviour leads to Punishment. Aur phr kehty hn k Pubg sy bachy kharab hoty hn, Look at PTA Officials in their Ego.🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/cucMQ89NWE
— Sami Sameer (@SamiSam22183763) July 27, 2020
Ye kon sa azaad mulk ha jahan pr youth ki awaz ko nhi suna ja rha
more than half million tweets yet no response From PM or from any member
Shame on you totally disappointed 😑@ImranKhanPTI@PTIofficial#ImranKhanPUBGKholo
— shani (@shani25949812) July 27, 2020
Pakistan is making the same mistake by banning PUBG which it made in 2008 by banning Youtube. Why cannot the government see the economic potential of digital platforms. This time we cannot let this happen. Future of Pakistan is DIGITAL! @ImranKhanPTI
— Touseef Akhtar (@touseefakhtar98) July 27, 2020
Unban kia jae game ko. Gaming is not a crime. Its a way of earning for many through youtube and also the way of entertaiment. Plz don’t ban both pubg and Youtube #ImranKhanPUBGKholo pic.twitter.com/nrFPPox21a
— Qasim (@Qasim83833812) July 27, 2020
He’s Major General (R) Amir Azeem Bajwa, Chairman PTA. He has no background in IT. He is the main culprit behind PUBG ban despite having orders to unban it from High Court. This is what happen when you put a 65 y/o duffer retired generals on important seats.
— Rehmat Ullah Khan (@RehmatU17284761) July 27, 2020
Although, ironically it does make us wonder, if Pakistani unite in a similar way for actual reasons, how rapidly we can bring about a positive change. For instance, if Pakistani’s actually unite for actual causes like rape culture, feudalism, harassment, the outcomes and changes will truly be amazing and worth it.
Regardless, the gamers society of Pakistan is going to face a major loss and a lot of hurdles; if the ban is not lifted. As of now no action has been taken despite the court orders. Hence, the gamers society of Pakistan is appealing to higher authorities to take strict action against PTA.
In fact, so strong is the trend that it is trending on Twitter on the top spot now! The Twitterati truly knows how to make their voice heard, don’t they?
The game PUBG has been influential and of great relief to many people especially during this lockdown. We hope they get their dose of stress release real soon!
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