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Decision on popular online game PUBG soon: ATRA

23 Oct 2020 - 09:40
23 Oct 2020 - 09:40

KABUL Telecommunication Regularity Authority (ATRA) on Friday said it would decide soon on suspension of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) online game in light of the country’s laws.

The authority said the Wolesi Jirga.

The Wolesi Jirga panel had claimed receiving numerous complaints from lawmakers and people who sought a ban on the game. The commission had asked ATRA to respond in a week.

The Wolesi Jirga commission in a letter sent to the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry through the parliament secretariat had said the PUBG game was wasting time of the youth and had a negative impact on their mentality.

Deputy Parliamentary Affairs minister Syed Ali Kazmi confirmed to Pajhwok receiving the letter. He said they had informed ATRA about the Wolesi Jirga commission’s decision through a letter.

ATRA spokesman Saeed Shinwari said the law empowers ATRA to ban sites which spread vulgarity, terrorism and other such things among the youth.

He said so far 100 vulgar sites had been closed with ATRA recommendations.

Shinwari said they had warned all telecom companies against reopening such sites to avoid legal action.

He said they had also received many complaints about PUBG and the matter would be decided on by ATRA board.

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