Google recently announced that a team would be visiting Islamabad this month. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Afnan Ullah said that it would commence operations in Pakistan’s capital city as well.
It was announced on December 11 that Google will open a new office in Pakistan to provide 15,000 scholarships for Pakistani citizens. The move follows the announcement of the South Asia Internet Symposium which is due to start operations in December 2019.
The senator said they are willing to extend the scope of Google services in Pakistan and that they believe it is an efficient use of time as well as money.
Earlier in September, Google launched Career Certificates to offer flexible learning paths for all Pakistanis. This will allow individuals to develop their knowledge and acquire digital skills for in-demand jobs.
Google is committed to increasing digital opportunity in Pakistan, and that means giving everyone the chance to learn about tech and develop skills so they can benefit from technology’s limitless opportunities.
New findings from AlphaBeta show that digital technologies, if fully leveraged, could create up to PKR 9.7 Trillion (USD 59.7 Billion) in economic value annually in Pakistan by 2030.