Recently, Player Unknown’s Battle Ground, also known as PUBG was banned by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) as they claimed to have received a few complaints from various sections of society. Though it was highlighted that it is a temporary suspension, nothing has been done regarding the restoration of the game.
The unexpected ban from the relevant authorities had infuriated gamers who went on to demand the immediate restoration of the game
we've had enough now. lift the ban. ye log bezar hogae hain is mulk se #pubgban pic.twitter.com/ubK5lUhtMC
— Mustafa Khetran (@MustafaKhetran9) July 10, 2020
If PUBG is getting banned because some childs commited suicide by overdose. Let me remind you that hundreds of students commits suicide every year because of mental pressure & overburden they face in universities. Ban those institutes,This is not how things work. Ridiculous #PUBG pic.twitter.com/bhyPC5cCWI
— Aqib Raza (@Aqiibraza) July 1, 2020
Despite strong opposition from the community of gamers, nothing has been done so far. This has further aggravated the situation and the gamers have now been expressing their anger on social media.
Even Waqar Zaka tweeted out in support of PUBG and urged gamers to consider dharna at D-chowk as an option
Time for #ChickenDinnerAtDChowk https://t.co/3RDSnFH1aa
— Waqar Zaka (@ZakaWaqar) July 17, 2020
He tweeted out his stance over the issue and also posted a video on YouTube to explain the reasons behind the delay in the decision regarding the PUBG ban. He further went on to chalk out a pathway to ensure that the relevant authorities get forced to respond timely. He also mentioned that a lot of mainstream media channels are defaming the game for high ratings.
As soon as Waqar tweeted about the details of the hashtag, PUBG users responded by posting tweets to make sure that#ChickenDinnerAtDChowk started to trend
As proposed by the Waqar’s plan, these PUBG users will ensure that this hashtag keeps on trending till Monday. They will wait till Monday for the response by relevant authorities and in case, they don’t respond timely then the community will consider gathering at D-chowk as a protest.
We gotta keep trending no#1 till monday and they will have to unban pubg by watching our (gaming community) unity
So good morning and start tweeting#ChickenDinnerAtDChowk
— Ahmed Sarwar (@Muhamma65100192) July 17, 2020
Last circle is at D-chok
And last enemy is @PTAofficialpk
Keep your SNIPER RIFFLES ready !
1 headshot and touché
— Ahmed Sarwar (@Muhamma65100192) July 17, 2020
As soon as the trend got initiated, the community of gamers started to respond promptly and tweeted under the same hashtag by clarifying that they are actually considering dharna as an option
What is your problem?@PTAofficialpk. Please Sir @ImranKhanPTI just one tweet for Pubg. @ZakaWaqar bhai we are ready. Its time to Chicken Dinner. My Groza and M24 is ready.#ChickenDinnerAtDchowk pic.twitter.com/zkaSiQ0sFM
— Faisal Arif (@F4faisal92) July 17, 2020
They stated that they want justice as E-gaming is not a crime
We want justice. Gaming is not a crime.
Dear @ImranKhanPTI @PTAofficialpk @PTI_KHI #ChickenDinnerAtDChowk pic.twitter.com/0IIPh3LDgM
— Hassan Ali (@HassanA71642953) July 17, 2020
We want Justice. It is a game not a crime. Save E-sports Save Pakistan🇵🇰#chickendinneratDchowk@ImranKhanPTI @ZakaWaqar @PTAofficialpk @PTIofficial @fawadchaudhry pic.twitter.com/BL5PZs4flz
— Syed Chanzaib Ali (@syedchanzaibali) July 17, 2020
Why r u delaying????
Jo faisla mehfooz kiya tha suna do ni to…#chickendinneratDchowk #UNBANPUBGPAKISTAN@ImranKhanPTI pic.twitter.com/kB1oJyxwYc
— 『FAITH』Shary (@Shary__007) July 17, 2020
A few even tried to back up their argument with logical reasons
Unban pubg because
1)MADE THOUSANDS OF PAKISTANI CARRIERS (YOUTUBERS PROFESSIONAL ESPORT PLAYERS) 2)IS BEST SOURCE OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUTH AND GROWN UP
3)PUBG INVESTED MORE IN PAKISTAN THEN ANY OTHER COMPANY @PTIofficial @ImranKhanPTI #chickendinneratdchowk pic.twitter.com/xk6S8wMv1U
— Sufiyan Sameer (@SufiyanSameer1) July 17, 2020
Gamers asserted that all the problems associated with the game do not even exist and the PTA has banned the game without even understanding the mechanism of the game
This game made careers of so many Pakistani Gamers.
People who don't know about this game are trying to ban it for no reason. They don't even now how this game work. Shame on those people who don't want to see the Gaming community of Pakistan to progress#ChickenDinnerAtDChowk pic.twitter.com/My4LQIwVh1
— SULTAN PUBG (@sultan_pubg_yt) July 18, 2020
So, what are your thoughts on the issue? Let us know in the comments below.
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