Google registered as company in Pakistan
In a first, American tech giant Google has registered itself as a company in the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), paving way for other multi-national companies to open offices in the country.
Federal Minister for Information Technology (IT) Aminul Haque confirmed that the Google has registered as a company in the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) as per Pakistan’s social media law.
The tech giant has registered itself with the SECP as in line with the “Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules, 2021”, social media companies had to open offices in the country.
Aminul Haque added that data will be safe if Google’s server is built in Pakistan. Even now, data of all companies including social media gets stored outside Pakistan.
Talking to private news channel IT minister informed: “TikTok will soon set up its office in Pakistan. Companies remain reluctant due to the lack of trust and inconsistent policies.”
Earlier, PML-N senator Afnan Ullah said that tech giant will begin operations in Pakistan from December 2022.
He said, “A delegation of Google will visit Pakistan on December 11 to start operations,” further adding that, “the platform will provide 15,000 scholarships to Pakistani citizens after starting operations in Pakistan.”
In early September, Google launched Career Certificates to offer flexible learning pathways for all Pakistanis to enable learners to enhance their knowledge and acquire digital skills for in-demand jobs.