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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC), declaring the decision to temporarily suspend online game "Player Unknown's Battle Grounds" (PUBG), void, directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to remove the ban. The PTA had banned PUBG citing objectionable content, youth suicides and citizen complaints as reasons.

The PTA's lawyer told the Court that the game appears to contain anti-Islamic and immoral material, which led to the ban. Justice Amir Farooq on Friday announced the reserved verdict on a petition challenging the PTA's ban on the game.

M/s Proxima Beta Pte Ltd, a non-resident private limited company of Singapore, through Special Attorney Tariq Sultan, had filed the petition.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2020

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