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Google to soon begin operations in Pakistan

In a bid to Unlock Pakistan’s Digital Potential, Google has launched several initiatives in Pakistan. There are countless digital business opportunities for Google in Pakistan.

In a major development, tech giant Google will begin operations in Pakistan by next month. This was revealed by PML-N Senator Afnan Ullah.

According to the details, the Senator said that a delegation of Google will visit Pakistan on December 11 to start operations. The platform will also provide 15,000 scholarships to Pakistani citizens after starting operations in Pakistan.

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The senator further said the government will extend the scope of Google services in Pakistan which will as a result lead to increased job opportunities for the Pakistani youth.

In a bid to Unlock Pakistan’s Digital Potential, Google has launched several initiatives 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 June this year, Google also launched a suicide hotline for Pakistan. In a bid to tackle the rising number of suicidal cases as well as mental health issues, Google in collaboration with ‘Umang Pakistan’ launched the hotline which enabled users to get quick help at the top of the search result page as they browse anything related to suicide.

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.

Moreover, there are countless digital business opportunities for Google in Pakistan. In April, a Google delegation visited the office of the Special Technology Zones Authority – STZA in Islamabad along with leaders of Tech Valley Pakistan.

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The visiting delegates were briefed about Special Technology Zones being developed by STZA across Pakistan and the special fiscal and monetary incentives, including but not limited to 10-year tax and duty holidays, and support being offered to domestic and foreign tech companies in the Special Tech Zones.