In a significant milestone, digital giant Google will start doing business in Pakistan by the end of the month. PML-N Senator Afnan Ullah made this information public.
The Senator said that a Google delegation would arrive in Pakistan on December 11 to begin operations. After beginning operations in Pakistan, the platform would also offer 15,000 scholarships to Pakistanis.
The senator added that the expansion of Google services in Pakistan by the government will result in more job opportunities for young people in Pakistan.
Google has started a number of initiatives in Pakistan in an effort to Unlock Pakistan’s Digital Potential. Google introduced Career Certificates earlier in September to provide flexible learning pathways for all Pakistanis, enabling learners to advance their knowledge and pick up digital skills for in-demand jobs.
Google also introduced a suicide hotline for Pakistan in June of this year. Google, in conjunction with “Umang Pakistan,” created the hotline, enabling users to seek prompt assistance at the top of the search result page as they browse anything linked to suicide, in an effort to combat the rising number of suicidal instances and mental health difficulties.
Umang Pakistan Founder thanked Google for the timely partnership which reach the maximum number of people in dire need of mental health support and break the taboo around it nationwide.
In Pakistan, Google has a tonne of chances for digital businesses. Along with representatives from Tech Valley Pakistan, a Google delegation paid a visit to the Special Technology Zones Authority – STZA office in Islamabad in April.
The STZA lectured the visiting delegates on the Special Technology Zones being created around Pakistan, as well as the unique financial incentives, including as 10-year tax and duty breaks, and support being provided to domestic and foreign tech companies in the Special Tech Zones.