The Pakistan telecommunication authorities (PTA) announced the lifting of the ban on online games PlayerUnknowns fight (PUBG). In a statement Thursday, the administration said it met with the legal representatives of the game, Dawn news. “(C) the representatives informed the authorities in response to questions raised at the PTA controls to prevent misuse of the gaming platform.
“The conference expressed its satisfaction with the measures taken so far, and underscored the continued commitment and a comprehensive mechanism of control,” he added.
Reacting to the news, Minister of Pakistan on science and technology Fawad Chaudhry said that the decision was “a healthy approach”, adding that Pakistan needs to work closely with tech companies to resolve the issues.
The PTA was banned online games on June 1, citing some complaints that it’s “addictive”, a waste of time and its potential negative impact on children physical and psychological health, Dawn news.
Last week the High court Islamabad (IHC) declared the move invalid PTA and instructed authorities to immediately lift the ban.
But the parent Committee refused to reconsider its decision and stated that it considers it “necessary” to block PUBG is in the interests of public order.