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Pakistan lifts ban on PUBG

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday withdrew its ban on the Players’ Unknown Battle Ground (PUBG), an online game, that was banned nearly a month ago.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority announced its decision on Twitter.

The PTA said, in a statement, that the decision was made during a meeting between the authority and lawyers of the Proximae Beta Pte Ltd, which runs the game in Pakistan.

Proxima Beta representatives briefed the authority on the queries raised by the PTA with respect to “controls put in place by PB to prevent misuse” of the game.

The authority was satisfied by the efforts taken by the PB and emphasised on “continued engagement and a comprehensive control mechanism”.

“Keeping in view the positive engagement and response of the company, the authority has decided to unban PUBG,” the statement added.

PUBG, which has been developed by a South Korean company, is a 2017 survival game in which players are dropped onto an island to battle it out against others.

The multiplayer game allows players from all over the world to compete against each other or in teams. Players attack and kill each other in the game and the more you win, the higher you rank. It has garnered 34.2 million downloads worldwide so far.

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