PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a popular online game dubbed “dangerous” by the Punjab police, will be completely banned if the federal and provincial governments follow the Punjab police’s recommendations. Last week, a teenager addicted to PUBG allegedly shot dead his mother and three of his siblings in the town of Kahna. The decision was taken in light of this tragic incident.
The police department has asked the government for help in banning PUBG because of a number of shooting incidents that have come to light as a result of video games like PUBG, a spokesperson said. Aside from safeguarding future generations from the “harmful” effects of violent video games, the Punjab Police say the ban will aid law enforcement agencies (LEAs).
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Ali Zain, an 18-year-old suspect in the case, was found to be a PUBG game addict who used to isolate himself in his room, according to the police officer conducting the preliminary investigation.
A spokesperson for the investigation revealed that the alleged killer became interested in the PUBG game through students living in an educational hostel, and he began to live an imaginary dual life as a result. Zain allegedly killed his mother, two sisters, and an older brother while under the influence of this game, according to him.
Considering PUBG is “extremely hazardous” to young people’s mental health because of the necessity for players to engage in violent behavior in order to complete the game’s objectives (s). He pleaded with parents to keep an eye on their kids’ behavior and stop them from getting into trouble.
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He went on to say that every angle of the case was being investigated and that the accused would face the full force of the law. It was also requested by then Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Shoaib Dastgir in 2020 after a 16-year-old boy “missed his mission” and hanged himself from the ceiling fan, Zulfiqar Hameed, the former Capital City Police Officer (CCPO).