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“Pakistan’s IT sector has registered strong growth in the recent past opening new opportunities for platforms like Meta to expand its operations in Pakistan”, the Foreign Minister said this during his meeting with Mr. Nick Clegg, President, Global Affairs at Meta.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari thanked Meta for donating Rs.125 million for humanitarian assistance to Pakistan in the wake of the deadly floods. He said “these are testing times for Pakistan and this donation would be helpful for our flood relief operations”.

Foreign Minister said “after the floods, the task of full recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction cannot be accomplished without the support of private sector”

Talking about the opportunities available in Pakistan due to its tech savvy young population (64%below the age of 30), high Tele density, massive digitization of economy and business friendly regulatory regime; Foreign Minister urged Meta to establish its office in Pakistan.

Mr. Clegg expressed his solidarity and sympathy with Pakistan on the devastation caused by unprecedented floods.

Mr. Clegg said that Meta’s Pakistan team comprised entirely of Pakistani professionals. He briefed the Foreign Minister on Meta’s ongoing connectivity and capacity building programs in Pakistan. Mr. Clegg reaffirmed Meta’s interest in continued engagement with Pakistan to explore modalities of further strengthening collaboration in digital space.

Islamabad
20 September 2022

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