On Wednesday, A parliamentary panel directed the finance secretary to hold a meeting with all stakeholders to probe why PayPal is not operating in Pakistan.
The issue was addressed in a meeting on the Senate Standing Committee on Finance Revenue and Economic Affairs which was held at the Parliament House with the Senator.
The panel also recommended that there should be an exemption in custom taxes on the import of specially designed mobile phones for visually impaired people. People are unable to take full advantage of Amazon because PayPal does not operate in Pakistan, committee members pointed out.
We want PayPal in Pakistan as there are lots of people who are working as freelancers and we face issues regarding payment and PayPal is the most convenient way to transfer or receive funds from freelancing websites and clients, the petitioner stated. His petition was referred to the Senate committee by the Senate Secretariat.