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A game or a death trap? Blue Whale must stop in its tracks, warn experts!

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AIMAN INAM

KARACHI: Today’s youth love to accept challenges while performing interesting and adventurous tasks.

But what if your children would want to plunge into the wall of death as to complete the tasks of a game?

Yes, we are talking about the viral game namely Blue Whale!

  • What is this game about?

The Blue Whale Game is an online game that your kids can easily come across on Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, Instragram, Microsoft and Yahoo.

Its popularity surges and catches the attention of many as the mortalities started reporting around the globe.

The victims have to complete different challenges (including self harm) giving by anonymous administrator throughout the period of 50 days.

Also, players have been asked to submit their snaps harboring the proof that the challenges were accomplished.

On the 50th day, the gullible teens have to take their lives as to complete the last mission of the game.

The said game looms over the parents by leaving them in great distress.

Around 130 deaths have been reported only in Russia and some 200 suicide cases have been reported in India.

However, incidents of attempting suicide have also been reported from Ukraine, Estonia, Kenya, Brazil, USA and Argentina.

On one instance, a student from Russian university planned to jump off a building to complete one of the challenges of the game. Luckily, his parents managed to save him.

On asking about the game, the victim told that he did not want to take his life but he was only fulfilling the task and that is what he had at the back of his mind.

Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have been reported that when the youth realize about the potential threats and danger of the game, they want to depart but are, in point of fact, threatened with dreadful consequences by the administrators.

It’s a kind of a malware that if the officials try to block the link, a hundred more can be created within minutes.

It is to be noted that Blue Whale is a peer-to-peer game, where one can merely play if the link has been sent by another user, which makes it hard to track.

  • What connoisseurs have to say?

Keeping this in the view, Health and wellness experts opine that children’s developing mind cannot put up with peer pressure as they are vulnerable and can be easily manipulated.

However, parents should edify them that it is completely fine rejecting to participate in trends that make them feel insecure or spooked out.

First thing first, Parents should talk and discuss with their kids while stressing that they should make their own choices instead of following the crowd blindly. Also, they should teach them the art of saying no.

Psychologists believe that parents should be alerted by noticing abrupt or extended isolation and mood swings in their kids.

Also, if there is a change in their pals’ circle, they should address the issue at once.

Keenly analyze what kids and teens are doing on social networking sites.

As far as the educational institutions are concerned, they can display warnings pertaining the potential threats regarding the game on their notice boards.

Besides, they should organize some counseling lectures within the premises.

Fortunately, no such bizarre cases have been reported here in Pakistan. However, officials and parents should keep their eyes peeled to be on the safe side!


P.S. It is pertinent to mention here that the game is now available in different names such as A Silent House, A Sea of Whale and Wake Me Up at 4:20 AM.

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Nawaz – disqualified under Articles 62 and 63 – cannot serve as PML-N head: SC

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ISLAMABAD: Three-judge SC bench in a verdict on petitions (filed by PTI, AML, PPP & others) challenging Election Act 2017 has said here today that an individual disqualified under Articles 62 and 63 cannot serve as party head.

Since all the decisions taken by Sharif have been declared null and void, the PML-N will have to give fresh names of candidates for the Senate elections scheduled to be held on 3rd day of March, 2018).

It is pertinent to mention here that, after Nawaz Sharif  was disqualified by the SC from holding a public office, passage of the said Act had earlier enabled Nawaz Sharif to regain his lost position as PML-N head.

Undaunted by the SC decision Maryam Nawaz Sharif took to the twitter to buck-up Sharifs followers: 

Many are wondering about the fate of NA-154 (Lodhran-1) by-elections!

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Lawyer shoots two other lawyers down before a Lahore DJ court, CJ of LHC calls security huddle!

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LAHORE: CJ of LHC has called a security meeting today following a shooting incident here that resulted into the death of two lawyers.

According to details – unable to take pressure due to a property dispute – a lawyer named Kashif Rajput gunned opponent lawyers Rana Nadeem and Rana Owais down outside a SJ court. Killer lawyer has been taken into custody.

Meanwhile, taking notice of the horrid occurrence CJ has called a security meeting at 3PM today to examine the security lapses. Moreover, during the meeting IGP Punjab and CCPO Lahore will brief senior legal fraternity about the state of affairs.

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Zainab Murder Case: Pedophile Serial Killer Imran Ali handed 4 death sentences!

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LAHORE (Kot Lakpat Jail): ATC-I here today has handed the pedophile serial killer Imran Ali four death sentences, one life term (in addition to seven-year incarceration) and over Rs. three million fine u/s 7 ATA for raping and murdering six-year-old Zainab Amin in Kasur.  

Trial court – that was given seven days for completion of the trial by LHC –  concluded hearing and handed over the conviction within four days that is reckoned the swiftest case ever to be decided in Pakistan.

It is pertinent to mention here while prosecution, in addition to the DNA and polygraph tests, had produced over fifty-six witnesses against the convict, after his confession the defense lawyer opted to quit saying that his conscience did not allow him to defend a killer.  The convict  can challenge the conviction within fifteen days.

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