http://blacksmithcompany.org/forum/topic/19660 Iraq is the latest to ban PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. But where Nepal and some regions in India have limited their concern to Bluehole’s hit Iraq is also forbidding the play of PUBG’s fellow survival shooter Fortnite.

As reported by Thomson Reuters the Iraq parliament this week voted to ban the two games “due to the negative effects caused by some electronic games on the health http://forum.bezchemii.info/ziololecznictwo/half-of-anthem-players-have-quit-the-game-t635.html culture and security of Iraqi society http://www.totalpuff.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=408574#408574 including societal and moral threats to children and youth.” The resolution requires the government to prevent people from playing the games as well as any financial transactions related to them.

Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr the leader of a political alliance that won the most seats in last year’s parliamentary elections called for the ban and implored children to avoid playing PUBG specifically saying it is addictive and without benefit to their lives.

Last month saw PUBG banned in the Indian state of Gujarat. A few days after it came into effect http://www.esoterik-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11578 ten college students were arrested for breaking this law. Nepal followed suit last week officially banning PUBG to stop addiction and prevent violence among the nation’s youth. Playing the game in the country is now a punishable offense. Neither Nepal nor Gujarat have banned Fortnite.

Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr one of the most influential religious and popular figures in the country had called for the government to ban Battlegrounds.http://lakeswattfantasy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1121150 “What will you gain if you killed one or two people in PUBG? It is not a game for intelligence or a military game that provides you with the correct way to fight,” he wrote.

The ban has incurred the anger of many Iraqi citizens. In a country suffering from rampant unemployment corruption http://www.forumfryzjerskie.pl/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=20384 and many other social and economic problems http://www.find-a-teacher.org/talk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2697 banning a couple of video games seems like a case of misplaced priorities especially as parliament has passed only one piece of legislation since September 2018—a 2019 federal budget law issued in January.