New Delhi: Countries like India and Pakistan have banned PUBG for many reasons including national security and violence promotion. And following suit, the Taliban will ban the game as well. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile, often known as PUBG Mobile, will be banned by the Taliban for the next three months for encouraging violence.
PUBG Mobile and TikTok will be banned in Afghanistan within 90 days after the country’s Ministry of Communications held a conference with members of the security industry and the Sharia Law Enforcement Agency. (Read also: OMG! 18-year-old boy hacking Uber, employee thoughts joking someone)
According to Afghan news source Khaama Press, the Taliban agreed to implement the TikTok ban within a month, although the PUBG Mobile ban could take up to 90 days to take effect. According to reports, the Afghan government has informed the country’s internet and telecom providers of the impending ban and that it should be implemented as per the schedule. (Also Read: WhatsApp tricks and tips: How to send a message to someone on WhatsApp without saving their number)
Obviously, given how the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, people immediately stood up to point out the irony.
The Taliban had previously blocked access to more than 23 million websites for Afghan citizens before announcing the ban on PUBG Mobile and TikTok. The Interim Administration alleged that the websites display what it considers unethical material.
Najibullah Haqqani, the Taliban’s communications minister, claimed that the government blocked 23.4 million websites because they “change pages every time”. So, if you block a website, another one will be triggered.
However, India banned PUBG Mobile before Afghanistan in 2020. According to the Indian authorities, PUBG Mobile was detrimental to India’s sovereignty. However, after getting the official approval, PUBG Mobile is back as Battlegrounds Mobile India.
However, the government recently banned BGMI and gave the same justifications when it banned PUBG Mobile. The ban has been in effect for more than a month, and Crafton, the owner of BGMI, has stated that he is cooperating with the government.
On the other hand, PUBG Mobile has also been banned by Pakistan as it encourages violence among children.