As reported by Fox News yesterday, it appears that both “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” and “Medal of Honor: Warfighter” have been banned from store shelves in Pakistan. According to the officials, these titles have been removed due to the way the territory of Pakistan has been portrayed through these mediums.
Two popular video games have been ordered removed from store shelves in Pakistan, after shop owners there complained that the games portray their country as an incubator for terrorism.
“Call of Duty: Black Ops II” and “Medal of Honor: Warfighter” are war-themed games where the player gets to shoot enemies and, according to the shop owners, show Pakistan and the country’s prime intelligence agency, the Inter Services Intelligence, as supporting Al Qaeda and jihadi organizations.
Speaking about the content that is delivered through these games, a Pakistani security official states that “These games are an effort to malign the minds of youth against Pakistan.” In response to the ban of these two titles, the largest video game store in Islamabad states that both of these titles have been hot sellers. It has been stated that ”Black Ops 2” sold more than 5,000 copies since its release.