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Lahore man moves court to ban PUBG, TikTok and Bigo

Court issues notices to respondents

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 29, 2021 | Last Updated: 5 months ago
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Posted: Jan 29, 2021 | Last Updated: 5 months ago
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A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court seeking a ban on applications such as TikTok, PUBG, and Bigo. Advocate Waqas Anwer filed the petition on Friday. He said that these apps have been spreading "vulgar" content, and many lives have been lost because of it too. Fifty-nine countries, including Pakistan's neighbour India, have banned these apps, he said, adding that there is no law for the regularisation and monitoring of such apps in our country. The court has issued notices to respondents in the case. PUBG ban The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority had imposed a temporary ban on the game earlier this year after three gamers died by suicide in Lahore. The PTA said that the decision was made after it received “numerous complaints against PUBG wherein it is stated that the game is addictive, wastage of time and poses a serious negative impact on the physical and psychological health of children.” The controversial ban led to people discussing the effects of the game on young people and it became one of the most debated topics in the country. The ban was reversed on October 19, 2020.
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A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court seeking a ban on applications such as TikTok, PUBG, and Bigo.

Advocate Waqas Anwer filed the petition on Friday.

He said that these apps have been spreading “vulgar” content, and many lives have been lost because of it too.

Fifty-nine countries, including Pakistan’s neighbour India, have banned these apps, he said, adding that there is no law for the regularisation and monitoring of such apps in our country.

The court has issued notices to respondents in the case.

PUBG ban

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority had imposed a temporary ban on the game earlier this year after three gamers died by suicide in Lahore.

The PTA said that the decision was made after it received “numerous complaints against PUBG wherein it is stated that the game is addictive, wastage of time and poses a serious negative impact on the physical and psychological health of children.”

The controversial ban led to people discussing the effects of the game on young people and it became one of the most debated topics in the country. The ban was reversed on October 19, 2020.

 
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  1. Raheel Memon  January 29, 2021 12:51 pm/ Reply

    It is good step has been taken by Waqas Anwer, I am hoping and praying that government of Pakistan will review and again post restrictions on all these application, 100% totally agreed that these applications are speeding “Vulgar” Content and specially Tik Talkers they are crazy about to create videos without seeing any thing, like recently Lahore Police had arrested man who was making video near Train and I had read many incident news while making videos, with help your platform, I would like to deliver my message to all Pakistanis that, there are many various legal platform where you can show your talent and get appreciation

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