ISLAMABAD: Upon completion of arguments of the litigants, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday reserved its verdict on petition against ban on PUBG game by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
The court is expected to overturn the PTA decision as its lawyer could not present a solid argument against the ban on online multiplayer game.
Jusice Aamir Farooq was hearing the case. The PTA had expressed objection to the hearing of the case of the ban placed by it on PUBG game. Aamir Farooq queried that through which section of the law the game was banned.
The PTA counsel argued that it showed some content which was against the norms and culture of Islam. He said there were some scenes which were indecent. The court wondered that there was no mention of the anti-Islam content in minutes of its meeting which decided to place the ban. It said that then so many other games would also have to be banned.
The judge also asked to show any complaint which mentioned of something against Islamic education. The lawyer said that such situation had arose that it led to suspension of the game. The judge said that you do not have to take decision by viewing the situation, but by viewing the laws. He said there were more violent games existing in the market.
The court said the regulatory authority should have sought opinion of psychologists about effect of the game.