Pakistan: Teen suicides trigger debate on online gaming

Anadolu Agency | Aug 2, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • Saad*, 18, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his residence in southwestern Pakistan earlier this month.
  • Over the next few days, three other youths reportedly committed suicide across the country for the same reason, triggering a debate on the psychological impact of the online games.
  • According to a US-based market intelligence firm Sensor Tower, TikTok was the second most downloaded app in Pakistan in 2019 with 16.3 million downloads between Jan. 1 and Nov. 16.