The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has declared the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA’s) move to suspend Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) void and directed the authority to “immediately” restore the online game. The move comes in direct contrast to a Tweet posted by PTA last night, announcing that the game would remain blocked in the country.
It said that the decision “has been made by the Authority after a detailed hearing conducted in PTA on July 9 on the directions of the Lahore High Court”.
PTA has also approached the gaming company to “share data about PUBG sessions and users in Pakistan and controls in place” and was waiting for a response.
The PTA banned PUBG on July 1, after receiving several complaints about the game being “addictive”, a waste of time and its potential negative impact on children’s physical and psychological health.