PayPal the worldwide payment gateway is absent in Pakistan, recently a spokesperson of PayPal has just revealed their interest in Pakistan by saying “they are seeing it as a great opportunity”.
Few days ago, Anusha Rehman, the Minister of State for IT and Telecom revealed that Govt. is inviting big tech companies like ebay, PayPal and Amazone to work in Pakistan.
ValueWalk contacted Paypal for their official stance on this, and now, a spokesperson for them has officially confirmed their interest in Pakistan.
In an email, they responded by saying that,
“As a global payments company, PayPal is constantly innovating and looking for new ways to meet the needs of our customers around the world. As we look at expanding our global footprint, we see Pakistan as a market with great opportunity, but we are not able to comment on future plans.”
Now PayPal has confirmed its interest in Pakistan so there has been no confirmation about their plans. We expect it’ll won’t take too long for the company to start operation in Pakistan hopefully they will start operating by the end of 2016 or in the start of 2017.
Pakistan is home to one of the largest community of freelancers around the world, most of whom prefer Paypal but are forced to look for other solutions because of the company’s absence in the country.
There are thousand of freelancers working online and delivering quality work to customer, but the only one hurdle in their way which is getting their payments, once PayPal is available they can get Payments directly in their bank accounts.