Why are people demanding to make Waqar Zaka prime minister of Pakistan?
Following the news, #ThankYouWaqarZaka started to trend on Twitter in Pakistan.
The VJ-turned-television host, Waqar Zaka’s efforts finally paid off. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to immediately lift the ban imposed on the famous online multiplayer game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).
As soon as the news went viral, delighted Pakistanis took to social media platforms to praise Waqar Zaka and seek his election as the country’s Prime Minister (PM).
— Talha Ch (@Talha007Ch) July 24, 2020
Waqar Zaka challenged the ban on PUBG in Pakistan and had taken to social media to express his outrage and expose some shady conspiracy theories in this regard.
One theory put forward by the YouTuber was that the authorities did not ban PUBG after receiving numerous complaints against the game, stating that it was addictive, wastage of time, and it negatively impacted the physical and psychological health of the children. Instead, they banned PUBG to prevent Pakistan’s youth from excelling in e-sports.
Zaka posted a video message in which he said:
These are the same people who don’t want our children to become famous around the world. They don’t want our country to generate revenue online. They want to send out a message to the e-sports providers around the world to prevent them from setting up their business here – the reason why YouTube never did. These people will not allow us to evolve. A digital revolution needs to be brought.
Waqar Zaka, the popular television personality, continued to raise his voice against the ban of PUBG until Friday when IHC ordered PTA to lift the ban.
Following the news, #ThankYouWaqarZaka started to trend on Twitter in Pakistan. Here is what people have to say to Waqar Zaka after this achievement:
One Man Army,
This man played solo vs squad against PTA and IT minister,
This man gave them headshots with AWM though they were having level3 helmet ,
None other than @ZakaWaqar.
Rt if you agree#thankyouwaqarzaka #pubgbaninpakistan #ITMINISTERWAQARZAKA pic.twitter.com/3lPyqcv3D3
— ملک قاسم افتخار (@Qasim6tweets) July 24, 2020
Love him, Hate him, call him attention seeker or whatever to satisfy your ego. But you can't deny the fact that he is standing up for every issue like every influencer should. Not a keyboard warrior.
— Ahmad. (@Ahmadridismo) July 24, 2020
Now it’s time for these old thick skulls to retire and give way to someone young like @ZakaWaqar who actually knows about tech unlike these buddhi roohen who don’t know shit about it.#ITMINISTERWAQARZAKA #ITMinisterResignKaro#THANKYOUWAQARZAKA https://t.co/MehkdpyaRv
— Hamza Ali (@HamzaAli1717) July 24, 2020
— Waleed Yousuf 😎 (@WaleedYousuf18) July 24, 2020
On the 23rd of June, the Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), Zulfiqar Hameed, recommended banning PUBG. Hameed issued a letter to the relevant officials in this regard. The letter referred to the suicide of a teenage boy, an ardent player of the game. After consideration, the game was banned temporarily. On the 25th of June, the PTA issued a statement which informed the public that the ban will now be permanent.
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