TURBAT: A newly released game called PUBG (player unknown battle ground) has become something of a drug addiction for many people across Pakistan. This game is being updated monthly by introducing new in-game technology for gamers. It is because of this that people are hooked onto it non-stop. The game itself is quite competitive. Around a hundred players are thrown in a battle ground. They have to kill one another and the last person to survive becomes the winner. The game has more than a hundred million downloads. But most gamers don’t understand the detrimental effects of it. The game can reduce a person’s communication skills. In an era where people should talk and communicate face to face, everyone has their heads down into their servers communicating virtually. This can become quite literally a headache. The media shines a negative light on PUBG. In India, a boy committed suicide for not having a mobile to play PUBG. Some reports claim that boys are continuously playing this game for more than six hours. I don’t understand why people are wasting so much time uselessly. People should use their time wisely because in the end we might just not have enough of it.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th, 2019.