Many Games have been banned in different countries for different reasons. Some countries have banned games because of their extreme violent nature, some have banned them due to the presence of adult content in some games. Pakistan has also banned some games. You didn’t know? Well, you are about to find out.
Banned Games In Pakistan:
The All Pakistan CD, DVD, Audio Cassette Traders and Manufacturers Association (APCDACTM) has banned Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter in Pakistan, claiming that the games have shown Pakistan in a bad light. All stores had been ordered to remove the games from their shelves, or face some hard consequences.
“Call of Duty: Black Ops II” and “Medal of Honour: Warfighter” are two war-themed games where the player gets to shoot enemies and, according to shop owners and video-gamers, show Pakistan and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) as supporting terrorist organizations, including Al-Qaeda.
The circular released by the association says, “The association has always boycotted these types of films and games. These games have been developed against the country’s national unity and sanctity. They have been developed against Pakistan, and the association has completely banned their sale. Shopkeepers are warned and will be responsible for the consequences if found purchasing or selling these games,”.
A Pakistani security official told that these games are part of psychological warfare. He said, “These games are an effort to malign the minds of youth against Pakistan.”
President of the Association, Saleem Memon, further explained the ban when speaking to a foreign media outlet: “The problem is that there are things that are against Pakistan and they have included criticism of our army. They show the country in a very poor light.”
According to the report, the plot of the game centers the story of Pakistan as a “jihadi haven”. The game was developed with the help of seven Navy SEAL Team 6 members who were part of Operation Neptune Spear to kill the leader of Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Ladin.
The problem arising here is that our young generation is crazy about these games. You can see them talking about these games and how they want to play it with their friends. This is worrisome. These games are fully capable of creating a huge impact on young minds and changing their perception about certain things. Pirated copies of these games are still being sold openly. Therefore, careful monitoring is needed and immediate steps must be taken to avoid such manipulated plots to save our younger generation. Games should only be fun rather than giving a bad perception about reality.
Disturbing, isn’t it? And we go crazy when we hear about these games coming out, without knowing what they are showing in those games. Well, time to wise up guys. What do you people think? Have you played these games? Give us your feedback in the comments section below. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ 24/7.