According to a recent update, the Ministry of Finance has accepted Syed Amin Ul Haque’s suggestion, the Federal Minister for ITT, to create a reliable system for online payments on the Google Play Store.
Android users in Pakistan are no longer allowed to use their mobile carriers to pay for apps on the Google Play Store. In order to restrict the flow of money out of the country, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) halted paying $34 million to international tech companies.
Currently, telecom companies are working to bring back Direct Carrier Billing, which is a method of paying mobile carriers (DCB). According to Syed Amin Ul Haque, the Federal Minister of ITT, the corporations have requested help from the Ministry of IT regarding the issue.
The minister continued by saying that telecoms are working to develop a strategy to bring back this online payment option. The State Bank was granted instructions to postpone the policy’s implementation for one month, while telecom providers were given the same amount of time to execute payment procedures.
According to Aminu Haq, a plan of action will be developed by the Ministries of IT, Finance, and State Bank after mutual consultation, also within a month.
Ishaq Dar, the finance minister, reportedly received a letter requesting permission to make payments and setting a deadline. Aminul Haq expresses his gratitude for the prompt decision to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Tariq Bajwa.
It is important to note that Pakistani users can still buy apps from the Play Store, but they can only pay with debit or credit cards. There is no truth to any media stories asserting that Pakistanis may no longer purchase any apps. We already have a thorough report on the subject.