Facebook Plans to Invest in Pakistan To Support Digital Literacy

Facebook plans to bring investment in Pakistan. The US-based company shared the news in a virtual conference with PM Imran Khan.

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Facebook plans to bring investment in Pakistan. The US-based company shared the news in a virtual conference with PM Imran Khan.

Imran Khan and Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg in a virtual meeting discussed the company’s investments in Pakistan besides its support to digital literacy initiatives and the workaround COVID19.

Imran Khan welcomed Facebook’s investments and programs in Pakistan and encouraged them to increase their footprint.

He also discussed the global rise in hate and extremism and acknowledged the immense challenge of fighting hate speech online.

They also discussed Facebook’s blood donations product which has seen more than 5 million people sign up since it launched in the country. It was also informed that the two also discussed Facebook’s support for the government’s goal of a polio-free Pakistan.

In 2019, Facebook also partnered with the Ministry of Information Technology’s Ignite program to support local startups through its Innovation Lab and Startup Circles program.

Nick Clegg, Facebook’s VP for Global Affairs and Communications, Sarim Aziz, Head of Public Policy, Pakistan at Facebook, and Dr. Arslan Khalid, Focal Person to the PM on Digital Media, also attended this meeting.

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