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Govt bans PUBG, other harmful games for 3 months

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 25th August, 2021 06:38:07 PM
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The government has banned PUBG and other online games having detrimental effect on the children, said Post and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar.

The minister said the harmful games banned for three months in an interim order of the government.

The development has come following an order of the High Court which asked the authorities concerned to take steps to remove harmful games including PUBG and Free Fire from online platforms in Bangladesh

A division bench comprising Justice Mojibur Rahman Mia and Justice Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed the order after hearing of a writ.

The court also issued a rule seeking explanation as to why all types of online games and apps like Tiktok, Bigo Live, PUBG, Free Fire Games and Likee should not be banned.

On 24 June, Law and Life Foundation, a human rights organization, filed the writ petition with the High Court seeking directives to ban Likee, TikTok, Bigo Live apps, and PUBG and Free Fire games in Bangladesh.