Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Senator Afnan Ullah said on Wednesday that the Google team would be visiting Islamabad next month to commence operations in Pakistan.
“A delegation of Google will visit Pakistan on 11 December 2022 to start operations,” he said, adding that the platform will provide 15,000 scholarships to Pakistani citizens after starting operations in Pakistan.
The senator further said the government will extend the scope of Google services in Pakistan.
Earlier in September, Google launched Career Certificates to offer flexible learning paths for all Pakistanis to enable learners to develop their knowledge and acquire digital skills for in-demand jobs.
In its mission to Unlock Pakistan’s Digital Potential, Google has also reinforced its commitment to enable an equitable and inclusive digital economy by offering 15,000 scholarships by this year through local partners IRM and Ignite, comprising education institutions, industry partners, and nonprofits.
A report by AlphaBeta found that if leveraged fully, digital technologies could create up to PKR 9.7 Trillion (USD 59.7 Billion) worth of economic value annually in Pakistan by 2030.
Earlier Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Urges Facebook Parent firm Meta to open its office in Pakistan. The foreign minister meets the President, of Global Affairs at Meta, in New York on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
He said “Pakistan’s IT sector has shown impressive and strong growth in the recent past opening new opportunities for platforms like Meta to expand its operations in Pakistan,”