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PTA isn’t under IT ministry: Haque on Chaudhry’s PUBG comments

The game has been temporarily banned in Pakistan

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 19, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: Jul 19, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago

IT Minister Aminul Haque. Photo: Samaa TV FILE

IT Minister Aminul Haque said on Sunday that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority doesn’t fall under his ministry.

He was responding to Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s comments regarding a ban on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).

The popular online multiplayer game played by millions in the Pakistan has been temporarily banned in the country. Multiple petitions have been filed against the ban.

Chaudhry had said on Twitter that he was against all kinds of general bans. “Such attitude is killing the tech industry, we cannot afford such bans.”

He expressed hope that IT Minister Haque would take note of it and the PTA would be instructed not to encourage such bans as they hinder technological growth in the long run.

In response, Haque said the IT Ministry does not have control over the PTA. The authority is overseen by the Cabinet Division, he said.

“Only the Cabinet Division could comment regarding the ban on PUBG,” the IT minister said in his statement.

He said he too was against such restrictions that could hamper any progress.

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  1. Mbk  July 20, 2020 12:34 am/ Reply

    OK, who ever it is under, plz do something

  2. Shakir Rahim Arif  July 20, 2020 8:42 am/ Reply

    PUBG is an addictive game which has negative effects on child´s mental & physical health. it is also waistage of time. Even if an addictive child is asked to leave the game n do another daily-life work. he would be in hurry to finish that work, so he could soon get free for playing PUBG. it shows it is harming n diverting child´s concentration.
    Mostly child-Parents interaction is also affected.

    • Dr Khalid  July 20, 2020 9:39 am/ Reply

      Shakil sahb Then You better check your upbringing qualities … its your fault that you have given your small kid a mobile phone. Rather criticizing any game you better control your own kid and dont buy them a smart phone in a young age
      Pakistan is a under developed country thats why we think like this
      All the developed countries why they allow such game? Becuase eSports is future of the country.
      They have a much better control on thier kids than us
      Thats why we cry here on social media

  3. Darshan baluch  July 20, 2020 10:34 am/ Reply

    Parents have option to apply kids lock option into their smart phone,rather than request for ban, because it’s age of inter net

    • moose  July 20, 2020 11:52 am/ Reply

      Shakir, just like the majority of the awam, you have shown your jahalat on a social forum.

      • Moiz  July 21, 2020 10:10 am/ Reply

        Shakir sb lets ban Kids. End of storey. If you cant be a good parent do be a parent. If you cant control teach your own kid, what are you doing here ? Dont ask us to suffer for your mistakes.

  4. Jawad Ahmed  July 20, 2020 12:52 pm/ Reply

    I am 25 years old and i play this game almost 2 hours a day which is completely normal.
    You should control your own kids rather than crying on social media to ban the game.
    such bans not only gives a bad image to the world it also shows how much behind the time we are
    india is doing everything it can to be first in digital race and we are at the lowest possible position.
    grow up and change according to world.
    maybe your kid could have a talent in video gaming that he could be number 1.

  5. Ehsan ullah  July 20, 2020 5:04 pm/ Reply

    This game is not for child’s . This game is for youngsters

  6. Anonymous  July 20, 2020 7:18 pm/ Reply

    I would also say that thing which is everyone saying already. So i shall not say anything. But….. Just…..

  7. Burhan  July 20, 2020 7:39 pm/ Reply

    Shakir Rahim Arif, You are a Failed parent if you can’t control your children.

  8. Fahad ahmed  July 21, 2020 4:38 pm/ Reply

    i am 26 year old i played cs 1.6 for 8 years and playing pubg from 2+ year doing job every thing is normal .Parents asking for ban pubg should control their kids not technology.

  9. rayyan  July 26, 2020 7:26 pm/ Reply

    pleas unban pubg
    #unban pubg

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