Chinese-origin video-sharing platform TikTok to open its offices in Pakistan with negotiations having been completed between the social media giant and the government.
Federal Information Technology Minister Syed Aminul Haque confirmed that the popular social media platform will open its offices in the federal capital Islamabad as, according to him, the company posed confidence in the government’s policies.
Influencers are excited about the development as thousands of content creators earn considerable amounts using TikTok. Despite its soaring fame across the globe, the platform also encountered several issues and has been banned nearly four times over inappropriate content.
Due to the distribution of immoral content, TikTok removed millions of videos to avert bans and with a registered company with an office, the social media giant will work in a better way to coordinate with local authorities.
The platform was first launched in 2016 and garnered 100 million active users in the early months. It has also been among the top most downloaded applications with one billion users from 154 nations.
Earlier this month 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.