ROMANIA: Minister for Information Technology Syed Aminul Haque met with Meta's high-level delegation in Romania on Wednesday.
During the meeting, the minister and delegation discussed investment opportunities and establish a contact office of the social media company in Pakistan.
Aminul Haque, during the discussion, said that Facebook’s office in Pakistan is important.
"In Pakistan's population of 220 million, the number of Facebook users is over 45 million. As soon as connectivity projects complete, the number will double in the next few years," the minister said, adding that it is necessary for the social media company to establish its office in Pakistan for immediate communication with users.
Meta expressed satisfaction over the rapidly expanding connectivity and increase in the number of internet users in Pakistan.
The Facebook delegation said that Metaverse and internet are a requirement to ensure mutual cooperation in the future and Pakistan could gain long-term economic benefit from Metaverse.
The Facebook delegation hinted at visiting Pakistan soon.
Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations' Geneva Office Khalil Hashmi and Pakistan's Ambassador Dr Zafar Iqbal were also present in the meeting, while the Chief Executive of Universal Service Fund Haris Mahmood Chaudhry briefed Meta's delegation about broadband services projects in Pakistan.
Facebook delegation included Dr Ismail Shah, Dr Robert Pepper, Thomas Navin, Michael Setlin, Mark Gerward, and Alaria Bencivenga.
On its demonstration mission around moon, US space agency's spacecraft achieves key milestone on Monday
Twitter owner Elon Musk opens fire against Apple, saying iPhone maker has threatened to oust his social media platform
The SBP has contradicted the media reports that it held payments to Google
Musk says he wants to charge users for subscriptions to the social media platform to diversify its income stream
"The orbit is distant in that Orion will fly about 40,000 miles above the moon," NASA said
After its 24-hour ultimatum expired, material on social media said to be released included short clip from purported...