After the recent ban of PUBG Mobile in India, another country is almost set to ban the game in their territory. Recently, the Afghanistan Government banned PUBG Mobile for a temporary time period in their country. Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority(ATRA) announced the temporary ban of PUBG Mobile on Thursday. ATRA took this step on Wednesday after they received lots of complaints. The complaints were from the Transport and Telecommunications Commission of the ‘Wolesi Jirga‘, the lower house of the Parliament. ATRA stated to a news network, the authority consulted the different Ministries. Psychologists, parents, school headmasters, cybersecurity experts, and other relevant sources also supported suspending the game.
End of PUBG Mobile in Afghanistan?
The head of the Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Mr. Omar Mansoor Ansari said that,
He also said that they will continue the talk to find a permanent solution for this issue. He stated that working bodies of ATRA will also review other games that have a negative effect on children. And prepare specific policies and procedures to regulate the video gaming markets.
Three months ago, in early September, the Government of India also had banned the PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile lite under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2009. To obey the order and to respect the decision PUBG Mobile authority discontinued all services and user access across India, to PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite, from 30th October 2020.
Consequences of PUBG Mobile Ban
PUBG Mobile was banned in India by the Government to keep the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, and the security of the state, in mind. After the ban of PUBG Mobile in India, many online streamers, professional players found an alternate way to stream or play a new game. Many new games got the recognition and support they deserved. PC and console gaming received a huge push after the ban.
Many people have started looking for alternatives, they got games like Call of Duty Mobile, FreeFire, etc. Some of them also started playing the other versions of PUBG Mobile. Recently the PUBG Mobile authority announced an Indian version of the game named PUBG Mobile India exclusively for the players of India. It would be interesting if the authority also announces the same for Afghanistan.
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