On Sunday, a 16-year-old boy from Lahore committed suicide after his parents stopped him from playing an online multiplayer game PlayersUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).
This is not the first time when PUBG has claimed the life of teenagers in Pakistan. In June 2010, a 20-year-old boy committed suicide in Saddar Bazaar neighborhood in North Cantonment as well as a 16-year-old boy from Gulshan-e- Abbas Phase 2, claimed his own life when parents stopped him from playing PUBG.
Both the teenagers were from Lahore.
It is pertinent to mention here that in July, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority had temporarily banned PUBG in Pakistan after multiple teenage boys committed suicide in Lahore.
However, in the same month, PTA was enforced to lift the ban from the online game PlayersUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
PUBG is one of the most popular online games with millions of downloads and a huge fan base. Unhealthy practices by gamers and addiction have led to some deaths in the past too.