PTA lifts its ban on PUBG, Bigo

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has announced to lift its ban on online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Bigo – a live streaming application.

According to PTA, the regulatory authority met with representatives of Proxima Beta Pte Ltd (PB) and discussed mutual concerns regarding the ban on online game.

Proxima Beta (PB) –  the company responsible for PUBG services in Pakistan, briefed PTA officials over its policies and measures to prevent the misuse of gaming platform.

The development comes as earlier, PTA had announced to extend its ban on PUBG until its concerns regarding the misuse of gaming platform are duly addressed.

“Keeping in view the positive engagement and response of the company, the authority has decided to unban PUBG,” said the press-release issued by PTA.

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Furthermore, the lifting of the ban on PUBG was soon followed by the resumption of Bigo  –  a live streaming application, as the PTA announced its decision to ‘unban the services of Bigo in Pakistan’.

As per the details, a meeting was held between PTA officials and Mr Jhon Zhang –  Vice President South Asia Operations of Bigo, in which the company has reassured its commitment to regulate any immoral and indecent content in accordance with Pakistani laws.

“As a result of constant engagement and a detailed review by PTA, the authority has decided to unban the services of Bigo in Pakistan,” said the regulatory authority.