The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Wednesday suspended a popular online multiplayer game PUBG, played by millions in the country — after “receiving complaints from different sections of society”.
“The PTA has received numerous complaints against PUBG wherein it is stated that the game is addictive, wastage of time and poses serious negative impact on physical and psychological health of the children,” a statement of the authority said.
Last month, a 10th grade student had committed suicide in Lahore. The boy was found hanging in his room. The police also spotted a smartphone beside the body with the PUBG game app running on it.His parents also confirmed to the police that they had stopped the boy for playing the game.
After the incident, a letter written to the Punjab inspector general of police (IGP) on Saturday sought a ban on the popular online game.
Without further ado, here’s what people on Twitter have to say about the PUBG ban in Pakistan:
Some people made memes on how this would be the happiest day for Pakistani parents.
— ᴀꜰʀᴀᴢ ᴀʟɪɪ (@AfrazAlii) July 2, 2020
This guy threw shade about how useful people can be now after the PUBG ban. His vision of how Pakistan would be like in the future looks amazing.
— BABAR (@Babar__says) July 2, 2020
Relationships after PUBG ban. See what this guy has to say.
— H U Z A I F A✨ (@zaifii_56) July 2, 2020
PUBG lovers sorry for this tweet.
After PTA banned PUBG
— Areeba Aslam (@aree_bayyy) July 2, 2020
This guy celebrated the decision to ban PUBG and called for a ban on TikTok as well.
— Arsal Nadeem (@HeyitsArsal) July 2, 2020
It can’t get any funnier than this. People are so creative with their memes.
— wastingmytime (@Arslan62572201) July 2, 2020
We have some filmy people around as well. Meme creators are artists.
— メ卄 α ι ᵈ 𝕖 ر ○ 👻 (@stfu_haider) July 2, 2020
While PUBG is a Chinese app, this meme is out of this world.
After seeing #pubgban is trending
Le china:- pic.twitter.com/jdRM1Sziju
— Paapi Gudiya😎 (@epic_meme00) June 30, 2020
Can’t get any better than this.
Pubg is temporarily blocked in Pakistan
— Muhammad Irfan khan (@Muhamma81056128) July 1, 2020
Some people have creative solutions to still play PUBG.
Friend : Yrr #Pubg ban ho rha hy kya krein ge hm
— Aamir Bangash (@itsaamirr2) July 1, 2020
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