Google director, Dar discusses ties for economic digitalization

Google director, Dar discusses ties for economic digitalization |

ISLAMABAD – Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar and Google Director Ann Lavin Wednesday discussed possibilities of collaboration in digitalization of economic activities in Pakistan.

Google Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, Southeast Asia and Greater China, Ann Lavin, who called on the minister here, acknowledged the economic progress of Pakistan in last three years.

She said her company could play a role in IT development, promotion of e-commerce and assist in attracting investment in Pakistan.

The finance minister asked the Google’s Director to submit a complete plan so the relevant stakeholders could consider it.

He said the government was committed to providing a level playing field to all the prospective local and foreign investors.

The minister said renowned international institutions had projected Pakistan as the second choicest place for investment in the world.

He said the turnaround of Pakistan’s economy, macroeconomic stability, improvement of energy and security situation in the country had provided a conducive atmosphere for enhanced commercial activities and foreign direct investments.

He said some new entrants had shown keen interest to invest in Pakistan’s IT sector as well.

The meeting was attended by the senior officials of the Finance Division and Google.  – APP


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