PM calls for help of Pakistani startups from Facebook

PM calls for help of Pakistani startups from Facebook

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan met with senior officials of the world's largest digital and technology companies Facebook and YouTube on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
According to the report, Imran Khan met with Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and YouTube's chief executive officer Susan Wojcinski.

At the meeting on the sideline of the World Economic Forum, the Prime Minister invited technology companies to invest in Pakistan.

He told Facebook he should consider investing to help Pakistani incubators and help with digital literacy initiatives.

According to a statement in this regard, the Prime Minister said that for more responsible digital journalism, social media pallets should establish third-party fact-checking services (fact-checking services from third parties).

Meanwhile, Sheryl Sandberg invited Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Facebook headquarters.

The meeting was also attended by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, Ambassador Ali Jehangir Siddiqui, State Bank Governor Raza Baqir and Head of Digital Pakistan Tania Aidrus.

In addition, Imran Khan also met YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, discussing the use of digital platforms to reflect Pakistan's better image.

The Pakistani delegation discussed the possibility of attracting tourism, education and investment through digital platforms.

It is important to note that this discussion took place after the meeting, in which a few days ago, in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan met influential influencers on YouTube and digital publishers.

The meeting discussed the opportunities, challenges and solutions for youth in the digital media sector.

Meanwhile, according to the Prime Minister's Focal Person for Digital Media Arsalan Khalid, meetings with YouTube and Facebook officials were in line with the government's agenda to expand the digital infrastructure of technology companies to Pakistan.

He said that the Prime Minister is committed to revolutionizing the digital media industry and setting the economy around it so that it can create more jobs for young people.

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