ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Technology Aminul Haque said on Sunday that he is against restrictions that could hamper any progress.
Responding to Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry’s comments regarding a ban on online game, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Haque said that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) doesn’t fall under his ministry.
The popular online game played by millions in Pakistan has been temporarily banned in the country. Multiple petitions have been filed against the ban.
Chaudhry had said on Twitter that he was against all kinds of general bans. “Such attitude is killing the tech industry, we cannot afford such bans.” He expressed hope that IT Minister Haque would take note of it and the PTA would be instructed not to encourage such bans as they hinder technological growth in the long run.
In response, Haque said the IT Ministry does not have control over the PTA. The authority is overseen by the Cabinet Division, he said.
“Only the Cabinet Division could comment regarding the ban on PUBG,” the IT minister said in his statement.