‘PUBG game shall remain blocked in Pakistan,’ says PTA

‘PUBG game shall remain blocked in Pakistan,’ says PTA
Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said on Monday that online game PlayerUnknown's Battle Ground will remain blocked.

A press release issued by the PTA said, “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”.

PTA provided an opportunity of hearing to concerned parties including PUBG's lawyers.

As per the order of the Authority, the PUBG game shall remain blocked in Pakistan.

PTA has also approached PUBG management to inform about a suitable framework to address key concerns.

No response has been received from PUBG so far, it added.

Earlier this month, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had ordered to unban online game app ‘PUBG’.

According to details, the IHC has nullified the decision of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) regarding ban on PUBG and has ordered to unban the online gaming app.

The verdict was announced by Justice Amir Farooq.

The court remarked that PUBG game should be restored immediately while issuing directions to PTA in a detailed decision.