PUBG Mobile Ban: Punjab Police Demands Ban on ‘Dangerous’ Online Game PUBG Mobile- The Punjab Police Demand a Ban on PUBG Mobile, a ‘Dangerous’ Online Game. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG Mobile), a popular online game deemed ‘dangerous’ by the Punjab police, may be banned in its entirety by the Punjab and federal governments. A spokesperson explained that the decision was made due to the tragic incident in Kahna last week in which a teen addicted to PUBG killed his mother and three siblings.
Punjab police have requested that the provincial and federal governments ban all violent video games after a boy killed his family members in Lahore last week, allegedly after being inspired by the video game Player-Unknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG Mobile).
In response to a 14-year-old boy’s last-week arrest for shooting dead his mother and three siblings, police have made recommendations. It has been reported that the boy played PUBG for long hours a day, which negatively affected his mental state, according to police.
‘After failing in the game repeatedly, his stress led him to anger his family, hoping they would also come back to life as he did in the game,’ said a police spokesperson to Dawn.
The incident is the fourth in the past two years that police have attributed to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The game has also been linked to three suicides committed by young players since 2020.
“There is a need to ban the game to stop acts of violence caused by this game,” police said. “Youth are addicted to completing the game’s tasks and ultimately commit violent acts.”
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) briefly banned PUBG from Pakistan in July 2020 after finding it to be excessively violent and extremely addictive. At that time, Bigo, the makers of the game, had promised that once the ban had been lifted, they would moderate immoral and indecent content.