Afnan Ullah, a senator for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), announced on Wednesday that the Google team would be travelling to Islamabad the following month to begin operations in Pakistan.
On December 11, a Google delegation will visit Pakistan to launch operations, the senator announced, adding that the platform would then provide 15,000 scholarships to Pakistanis. The senator further stated that the government of Pakistan would increase Google’s services there.
In order to provide flexible learning pathways for all Pakistanis, Google introduced Career Certificates earlier in September. These certificates allow students to advance their knowledge and acquire digital skills for in-demand professions.
Google has advanced its goal to Unlock Pakistan’s Digital Potential by offering 15,000 scholarships by the end of this year through local partners IRM and Ignite, which are made up of educational institutions, business partners, and organizations.
If used effectively, digital technologies could generate up to PKR 9.7 Trillion (USD 59.7 Billion) in economic value each year in Pakistan by 2030, according to a study by AlphaBeta.