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PTA terms PUBG a wastage of time

PTA lifts ban on PUBG after meeting with game’s data controller
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has termed the popular online game (PUBG) a wastage of time.
The PTA while releasing a press release on Twitter wrote that it has issued a detailed order regarding blocking of online game PlayerUnknown’s Battle Ground. “The order has been issued in accordance with Islamabad High Court’s orders after a hearing conducted by PTA on July 9 & in accordance with the provisions of PECA 2016,” he wrote.
While calling it highly addictive, the PTA ruled that the online gaming app will not be unblocked. “It was necessary to block the online game in the interest of public order,” the authority added.
According to the PTA, the game is highly addictive, destroying youth, wastage of time, and has a negative impact on physical and psychological health.

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The authority added that it was empowered under section 37 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016, to remove or block access to information if it considers it necessary in the interest of the glory of Islam, the integrity, security or defence of Pakistan or public order, decency or morality.
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