PUBG online game claims life of another Lahore boy

PUBG online game claims life of another Lahore boy
Lahore: A youth on Tuesday committed suicide after he was barred from playing a violent online game, PUBG, in Lahore, GNN reported.

It is the third suicide committed by a boy in June.

Eighteen-year-old Shehreyar, who lived in a housing society located on Ghazi Road, took his life after getting anger over the restrictions.

Police have launched investigations.

Last week, Punjab Police has decided to move the autoritie concerend for banning an online game, PUBG, due to its negative effects on users.

The decision was taken after two boys committed suicide as they had been barred by their family from playing the online game.

DIG Operations Ashfaq Khan said that a letter seeking ban on the game will be sent to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

He remarked that PUBG game was more dangerous than addictions. He also lamented over the suicide by two youth in four days in Lahore.

The online multiplayer battle royale game is among the most downloaded games of 2020 across the world.

Earlier, a citizen had moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking ban on the online game. The court had sent the matter to the PTA for a decision on it. A decision is yet to come.

The infamous game has already banned in Iraq, Nepal, the Indian state of Gujarat and the Indonesian province of Aceh.