Fouad Chowdhury said: “Electronic sports will be a new sensation in Pakistan, and the exciting framework for the region in the near future.”
The Minister has in the past expressed concern about the “, saying it would “destroy the technology industry” Islamabad: Science and Technology Minister Fouad Chowdhury announced Friday that an “exciting framework” for esports or esports will likely be revealed soon.
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ethical policing and interdiction approach” in Pakistan
Fouad Chowdhury wrote on Twitter: “Esports will be a new sensation in Pakistan, and an exciting regional setting in the near future.” “I hope the children abroad are ready to reach the best teams … I wish you all the best, guys,” he added. The minister had revealed two days ago that e-sports would now have the status of regular sport in the country.
Good news for the Pakistani players
Announcing the good news for gaming fans in Pakistan, Choudhury announced on Twitter that the Pakistan Sports Council (PSB) and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard, “after which e-sports will have the normal sporting status”. He wrote, “If you are interested in video games, be prepared and new opportunities will be waiting for you.” The federal minister voiced his concerns earlier when the Pakistan Communications Authority (PTA) was considering a permanent ban on several apps and services, including PUBG, the popular online battle-royale game officially known as PlayerUnknown’s Battleground.
Pakistan Communications Authority (PTA)
After PTA’s warning to apps about “immoral, obscene and vulgar content”, Choudhury shared his thoughts on the country’s ongoing “ethical surveillance and blocking approach”, saying it was unacceptable to continue blocking apps on the left, right and center, because it “is damaging the [Pakistani] tech industry. “.
Fouad Choudhury on ‘Ethical policing and interdiction’
A respectable way to earn
Pakistan has a thriving community of players just like the rest of the world, as the coronavirus lockdown has resulted in a massive increase in the number of players and spectators alike. A top Pakistani player, Arslan “Ash” Siddiqui, told Geo Super that he had “noticed an 80% increase in the number of players while online interaction during the live broadcast doubled.” Deputy said that the cooperation last year between Pakistan and India in a PUBG tournament after New Delhi banned the game “set a much-needed precedent for future partnerships between the two countries.”
Putting politics aside:
According to the post, Abdul Haseeb, a 21-year-old Pakistani who leads freestyle esports, helped save India’s place in the PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL) South Asia Qualifiers after Zeyan Shafiq, Anantnag- 19. City-based founder Stalwart Esports has reached out to counterparts across the border. Interestingly, it was Freestyle Esports who led a campaign in Pakistan to get PUBG unblocked. The two groups, although separated by borders, have created a new entity called Stalwart Freestyle after gaming communities in India and Pakistan praised them for the collaboration.