PUBG Mobile Ban in Afghanistan: Taliban in Afghanistan bans PUBG mobile following “violence” promotion – The immensely popular multiplayer battle royale game, PUBG Mobile is banned in yet another country, and this time it is the Taliban ruled Afghanistan. This comes after the ruling government thinks that the game is a bad influence on the youth considering the “violent nature of the game”.
It’s interesting to note that other South Asian countries, including Bangladesh and India, have also outlawed the popular game in the past. However, the reason for its ban is different in this case. The game appeared to gather and exchange sensitive user data in India, the decision was taken because of privacy and security concerns. In the past too, Afghanistan called out to ban games of violent nature, PUBG Mobile in specific.
PUBG Mobile Ban in Afghanistan: Taliban in Afghanistan bans PUBG mobile following “violence” promotion
A recent announcement by the Taliban makes it clear that the game will not be available to the youth of the country. This seems to have upset fans of the games and players alike because reasons such as these restrict the growth of the game. And now, it appears that the Internet is reflecting on the other aspect that this ban projects. Legions of memes are floating on social media, as they claim this ban is an “ironic” example at its best. One such tweet reads ” When you can play PUBG in real life, why to waste time and money on a virtual game”.
Just IN:— Afghan Taliban announce to ban PUBG for “promoting violence” in Afghanistan.
— South Asia Index (@SouthAsiaIndex) September 18, 2022
Iran, Nepal, Jordan, Iraq, Israel, and more nations have also banned this game in addition to India. There were also requests for Pakistan to outlaw the game, but the prohibition was later repealed and the game is still available there. Despite getting banned in different countries, PUBG Mobile has emerged as one of the most popular BR titles globally. Also, the mobile esports scenario is seeing a boost with fan favorite titles like PUBG Mobile.