PUBG Mobile temporarily banned in Afghanistan by telecom authority
The Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has officially announced that PUBG Mobile will be banned in Afghanistan temporarily.
The ban was triggered as the ATRA was receiving multiple complaints from the Transport and Telecommunications Commission of the Lower House of the Parliament.
The underlying reason for the ban remains unclear
The official statement of the ban reads, “To address the concerns and find an appropriate solution, ATRA held consultative meetings with the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Public Health, psychologists, parents, school principals, cybersecurity specialists, children’s educational institutions, telecommunications- and information technology companies and associations, PUBG players, lawyers, economists, members of the Wolesi Jirga, and civil society.”
Omar Mansoor Ansari, acting ATRA head, quoted on the ban “Our team submitted a report on the issue to ATRA Board after carrying out a comprehensive analysis, and then a decision was taken to block this game on a temporary basis considering its social and security impact.” He further added that they are working on finding a permanent solution on the problems imposed by the game.
To sum it all up a temporary ban was imposed on PUBG Mobile in Afghanistan due to it’s ill impacts, and the game will be back to the country once a solution has been found. However, the ill impacts imposed by the game have not been made clear by the ATRA.
Unlike India, Afghanistan is working on a solution
The ban imposed by the telecommunications body in Afghanisthan [ATRA- Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority] is way different than the ban imposed by the telecommunications body in India [MEITY- Ministry of Electronics and Information technology], as the ban imposed in Afghanistan is temporary and the government has made it clear that they are working on finding a solution to fix the problems the game has been causing, on the other hand the government in India has clearly said that the game will not be coming back to the country without justifying the same.