Dar, Google director discuss collaboration for economic digitalization

05:17 PM | 12 Jan, 2017
Dar, Google director discuss collaboration for economic digitalization
ISLAMABAD - Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar and Google Director Ann Lavin discussed possibilities of collaboration in digitalization of economic activities in Pakistan.

The Google director 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 director to submit a complete plan so it could be considered by the relevant stakeholders.

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

The minister said that Pakistan had been projected by renowned international institutions 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 a number of new entrants had shown a keen interest in investing in Pakistan's IT sector as well. The meeting was attended by the senior officials of the Finance Division and Google.