Google to soon begin operations in Pakistan

PMLN Senator Afnanullah Khan, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, spoke to the media recently. He revealed that a Google delegation will visit Pakistan on December 11 to begin operations.

He further said that the search engine giant plans to start operations in Pakistan and will award over 15,000 scholarships. Google applied to start operations in Pakistan in May, and all documents were approved by the SECP last week. Google is expected to provide more information after December 11.
The senator also stated that the government would broaden the scope of Google services in Pakistan, resulting in more job opportunities for Pakistani youth.

The Tech giant has launched several initiatives in Pakistan to unlock Pakistan’s Digital Potential. Last month, Google launched Career Certificates to provide flexible learning paths for all Pakistanis to develop their knowledge and acquire digital skills for in-demand jobs.

The tech behemoth also launched a suicide hotline for Pakistan in June of this year to address the rising number of suicidal cases and mental health issues. It launched the hotline in collaboration with Umang Pakistan to allow users to get quick help at the top of the search result page while searching for anything related to suicide.

In April, a Google delegation visited STZA (Office of Special Technology Zones Authority) in Islamabad along with leaders of Tech valley Pakistan.

The visiting delegates were briefed on the Special Technology Zones being developed by STZA across Pakistan, as well as the special fiscal and monetary incentives being offered to domestic and foreign tech companies in the Special Tech Zones.

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