PayPal declines to come to Pakistan

Kashif Rafiq

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
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ISLAMABAD: PayPal will not be coming to Pakistan despite the government’s efforts to convince the American company, which operates a worldwide online payment system that supports online money transfers, to introduce its services in the country, a Senate committee was told on Thursday.

“PayPal did not decline because it has issues operating in Pakistan. Their internal working is such that they are not ready to introduce services in Pakistan,” Ministry of Information Technology Secretary Maroof Afzal told the Senate Standing Committee on IT.

The committee met for a briefing on the IT ministry’s Universal Service Fund (USF), which is supposed to be used to introduce telecommunications and broadband services to un-served and underserved areas in the country.

Although this matter was not on the meeting’s agenda, committee members have been pushing the ministry to ask PayPal to introduce services in the country.
IT standing committee members say govt should end taxes on mobile phones brought from abroad
While Mr Afzal tried to explain why PayPal was not interested in coming to Pakistan, Senator Mian Mohammad Ateeq Shaikh said PayPal is afraid to come to Pakistan unless there are laws to protect the company’s interests.

Senator Rehman Malik added: “One case of money laundering could cause significant problems for PayPal. PayPal must have the backing of the government that it can secure the interests of the company.”

In response to a question after the meeting about the new telecom licence renewal policy, under which the government is asking Jazz and Telenor for $450 million instead of the previous $291m, IT Minister Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said the new policy has to be implemented under the new conditions.

“Since the mobile operators have approached the court on the matter of the licence renewal fee, [it] will be settled through the court. We are looking into it and the problem should be solved soon,” he said.

Jazz went to the Islamabad High Court earlier this month seeking to have the licence renewed according to the original terms and the 2015 Telecom Policy. The licence was issued for Rs16.8 billion (then equivalent to $291m) in 2004 and is now worth Rs41.4bn ($291m today).

Two other mobile operators, Telenor and Warid – which Jazz later acquired – were issued licences through an auction in 2004, and both need to be renewed after 15 years.

Both companies argue that the telecom operators are entitled to renew the licence at the same dollar price at which it was acquired, saying that it should be done “in an equitable, fair and transparent way”.

The committee also took up mobile registration systems, with members arguing that these were inconveniencing users after the two-month grace period to register new handsets expired.

Senator Shaikh raised the issue, saying that blocked handsets are being unblocked on the black market for Rs2,000 to Rs3,000, for mobile phones that would have fetched the exchequer more than Rs30,000.

He also showed committee members and IT ministry officials a receipt to show that someone had gotten their phone unblocked on the black market.

Committee members said the government should do away with taxes on handsets Pakistanis bring from abroad.

“Travellers from abroad should be allowed to bring more than one handset as a gift,” committee chair Senator Robina Khalid said.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority introduced a Device Identification Registration and Blocking System to curtail the sale and use of counterfeit or substandard mobile phones.

Since its inception a year ago, the programme has garnered criticism and raised questions about its effectiveness and the inconvenience it will cause ordinary users.

Published in Dawn, May 17th, 2019



https://www.dawn.com/news/1482733
 

AhmadSaleem264

Minister (2k+ posts)
I dont believe this guy that the paypal internal environment was responsible the internal decisions are taken upon the bases of the country situation. Beside this we should also consider some alternatives
 

miafridi

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Paypal is also a business and I am sure any businessman would come running to a big market like Pakistan(Top 5 Freelancer Country), but there seems to be some valid concerns from their side which needs to be addressed by the Govt.
 

muhammadadeel

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
“Since the mobile operators have approached the court on the matter of the licence renewal fee, [it] will be settled through the court. We are looking into it and the problem should be solved soon,” he said.

Jazz went to the Islamabad High Court earlier this month seeking to have the licence renewed according to the original terms and the 2015 Telecom Policy. The licence was issued for Rs16.8 billion (then equivalent to $291m) in 2004 and is now worth Rs41.4bn ($291m today).

غیر ملکی کمپنیاں صرف پاکستان کو لوٹنے آتی ہیں۔
ان کو پیسہ کمانا کا لوٹنا کا شوق ہے صرف۔

اگر کوئی صرف پاکستانی کمپنیاں ہوتیں تو خوش ہو کر ۱یک بیلین بھی دے دتیں کیوں کے اپنا وطن ہے۔

مگر جب یہ غیر ہیں تو ہمارے بارے میں سوچیں ہی کیوں۔


ان غیر ملکی چوروں کی مثال ایسی ہی ہے جیسے کے گھر لو آج ۵۰ لاکھ کہ اور ۱۰۰ سال بعد بھی وہ ۵۰ لاکھ کا ہی بیچو۔

ان سب کو پاکستان سے نکالو یا کم سے کم جو چائنا کی کمپنی ہے اُسے استمال کرو تاکہ یہ یورپی چور جو ہمیں کھا رہے ہیں وہ تو یہاں سے نکلیں
 
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707

Voter (50+ posts)

غیر ملکی کمپنیاں صرف پاکستان کو لوٹنے آتی ہیں۔
ان کو پیسہ کمانا کا لوٹنا کا شوق ہے صرف۔

اگر کوئی صرف پاکستانی کمپنیاں ہوتیں تو خوش ہو کر ۱یک بیلین بھی دے دتیں کیوں کے اپنا وطن ہے۔

مگر جب یہ غیر ہیں تو ہمارے بارے میں سوچیں ہی کیوں۔


ان غیر ملکی چوروں کی مثال ایسی ہی ہے جیسے کے گھر لو آج ۵۰ لاکھ کہ اور ۱۰۰ سال بعد بھی وہ ۵۰ لاکھ کا ہی بیچو۔
ان سب کو پاکستان سے نکالو یا کم سے کم جو چائنا کی کمپنی ہے اُسے استمال کرو تاکہ یہ یورپی چور جو ہمیں کھا رہے ہیں وہ تو یہاں سے نکلیں
Bhai. aapki baat kisi hud tuk sahi hay lakin ziada nahi, kionkah Pakistan ki bhi bohat si companies han jo yahan paisa dena nahi chaahteen, sirf maal batorna chahti han. Khud hamarey saabiq PM or unki or unkey betoun ki companies dekh len
 

muhammadadeel

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Bhai. aapki baat kisi hud tuk sahi hay lakin ziada nahi, kionkah Pakistan ki bhi bohat si companies han jo yahan paisa dena nahi chaahteen, sirf maal batorna chahti han. Khud hamarey saabiq PM or unki or unkey betoun ki companies dekh len


جب کوئی اپنا غیر کو حرام زادگی کرتے دیکھتا ہے
تو اُس کا اپنا کردار بھی ویسا ہی ہو جاتا ہے
 

mujhay kew nikala

Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
WHY PAKISTAN NOT MAKE THEIR OWN PAK PAL , MONEY BALL , AND ESTABLISH IT IN ALL OVER THE WORLD TO PAY ALL PAKISTAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY THROUGH THAT NEW PLAT FORM ? NO NEED PAYPAL . THEY CHARGE SO BIG COMISSION . MAKE YOUR OWN NEW APP SAME AS PAYPAL IN PAKISTAN AND ESTABLISH IT WELL .
 

mujhay kew nikala

Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
May be you guys don't no that PAYPAL 100 % belongs to jews . this is a reason they also don't want to come in Pakistan because they don't want to support Pakistan .
 

kayawish

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)

غیر ملکی کمپنیاں صرف پاکستان کو لوٹنے آتی ہیں۔
ان کو پیسہ کمانا کا لوٹنا کا شوق ہے صرف۔

اگر کوئی صرف پاکستانی کمپنیاں ہوتیں تو خوش ہو کر ۱یک بیلین بھی دے دتیں کیوں کے اپنا وطن ہے۔

مگر جب یہ غیر ہیں تو ہمارے بارے میں سوچیں ہی کیوں۔


ان غیر ملکی چوروں کی مثال ایسی ہی ہے جیسے کے گھر لو آج ۵۰ لاکھ کہ اور ۱۰۰ سال بعد بھی وہ ۵۰ لاکھ کا ہی بیچو۔
ان سب کو پاکستان سے نکالو یا کم سے کم جو چائنا کی کمپنی ہے اُسے استمال کرو تاکہ یہ یورپی چور جو ہمیں کھا رہے ہیں وہ تو یہاں سے نکلیں
kyun paypal sifr pakistan ke lyea gair hai Germany , france , India aur aur mulkon ke lyea paypal gair nahin hai ? bath yea hai ke Pakistan chor logon ka mulk hai aur koi bhi company pakistan main ek paisa invest nahin kare gi jab tak Pakistan main choron ki hukumrani ho.Imran khan chor nahin hai magar Punjab main abhi bhi chor nawaz ki hakumat chal rahee hai PTI CM to bara e naam beta hai.Sind 100% choron ke hathon main hai.
 

AbbuJee

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Pakistan does not have infrastructure to support "PayPal"
a country where if you want to use credit card they charge you "10-15%" more of the fee that the selling should pay. PayPal will only make it worst.


Online shopping should be cheaper not expensive!
 

thinking

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Paypal might be good..but not the last..There should be alternative plateform... PayPal purily US+Jews run company..If they ready to operate...it's ok... if not..then say them by by..tay tay....Easy Paisa network earing..serving massively in Pakistan as a local money transfer.... While there are many others internationally network like PayPal exist or can be created once US dominant washed away..
 

HSiddiqui

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
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ISLAMABAD: PayPal will not be coming to Pakistan despite the government’s efforts to convince the American company, which operates a worldwide online payment system that supports online money transfers, to introduce its services in the country, a Senate committee was told on Thursday.

“PayPal did not decline because it has issues operating in Pakistan. Their internal working is such that they are not ready to introduce services in Pakistan,” Ministry of Information Technology Secretary Maroof Afzal told the Senate Standing Committee on IT.

The committee met for a briefing on the IT ministry’s Universal Service Fund (USF), which is supposed to be used to introduce telecommunications and broadband services to un-served and underserved areas in the country.

Although this matter was not on the meeting’s agenda, committee members have been pushing the ministry to ask PayPal to introduce services in the country.

While Mr Afzal tried to explain why PayPal was not interested in coming to Pakistan, Senator Mian Mohammad Ateeq Shaikh said PayPal is afraid to come to Pakistan unless there are laws to protect the company’s interests.

Senator Rehman Malik added: “One case of money laundering could cause significant problems for PayPal. PayPal must have the backing of the government that it can secure the interests of the company.”

In response to a question after the meeting about the new telecom licence renewal policy, under which the government is asking Jazz and Telenor for $450 million instead of the previous $291m, IT Minister Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said the new policy has to be implemented under the new conditions.

“Since the mobile operators have approached the court on the matter of the licence renewal fee, [it] will be settled through the court. We are looking into it and the problem should be solved soon,” he said.

Jazz went to the Islamabad High Court earlier this month seeking to have the licence renewed according to the original terms and the 2015 Telecom Policy. The licence was issued for Rs16.8 billion (then equivalent to $291m) in 2004 and is now worth Rs41.4bn ($291m today).

Two other mobile operators, Telenor and Warid – which Jazz later acquired – were issued licences through an auction in 2004, and both need to be renewed after 15 years.

Both companies argue that the telecom operators are entitled to renew the licence at the same dollar price at which it was acquired, saying that it should be done “in an equitable, fair and transparent way”.

The committee also took up mobile registration systems, with members arguing that these were inconveniencing users after the two-month grace period to register new handsets expired.

Senator Shaikh raised the issue, saying that blocked handsets are being unblocked on the black market for Rs2,000 to Rs3,000, for mobile phones that would have fetched the exchequer more than Rs30,000.

He also showed committee members and IT ministry officials a receipt to show that someone had gotten their phone unblocked on the black market.

Committee members said the government should do away with taxes on handsets Pakistanis bring from abroad.

“Travellers from abroad should be allowed to bring more than one handset as a gift,” committee chair Senator Robina Khalid said.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority introduced a Device Identification Registration and Blocking System to curtail the sale and use of counterfeit or substandard mobile phones.

Since its inception a year ago, the programme has garnered criticism and raised questions about its effectiveness and the inconvenience it will cause ordinary users.

Published in Dawn, May 17th, 2019



https://www.dawn.com/news/1482733
Pay Pal will not come to a country where President and PM plus their every aid had been involved in money laundering and the judiciary cannot arrest or punish them even after every prove against them. Pay Pal deals in money transfers and will not get into a country where criminal mafia rules.
 

Nice2MU

President (40k+ posts)
اب چور بھی بولے 'چور چور'۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔ انہی خبیثوں کی منی لانڈرنگ کی ہی وجہ سے لوگوں ڈرتے ہیں پاکستان آنا۔
Senator Rehman Malik added: “One case of money laundering could cause significant problems for PayPal. PayPal must have the backing of the government that it can secure the interests of the company.”
 

superman99

Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
This mobile tax is absolutely ridiculous - I tried to register a three year old phone (once it got unlocked by US carrier) but the government has assessed a tax of Rs. 57000 which is more than its current value. Does it make sense to anyone? Moreover I’ve already paid a tax on this phone in the US.. I’ve sent multiple complaints on citizen portal without any resolution - I doubt if there’s anyone in this government who could understand a difference between “taxation” and “extortion” - This is how the government is facilitating overseas Pakistanis - I really regret voting for PTI - never again!!!
 

superman99

Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
This mobile tax is absolutely ridiculous - I tried to register a three year old phone (once it got unlocked by US carrier) but the government has assessed a tax of Rs. 57000 which is more than its current value. Does it make sense to anyone? Moreover I’ve already paid a tax on this phone in the US.. I’ve sent multiple complaints on citizen portal without any resolution - I doubt if there’s anyone in this government who could understand a difference between “taxation” and “extortion” - This is how the government is facilitating overseas Pakistanis - I really regret voting for PTI - never again!!!
 

mujhay kew nikala

Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
Kyon lootne nahi ayenge?

Wo lootna nahi chahtay , paisa un kay paas bohet hay . actually dollar ko control he jews kertay hain . wo Pakistan sai kya lootain gai ? well , laikin wo Pakistan ko destroy kerna chahtay hain . wo Pakistan ko lootna nahi torrna chahtay hain . wo aleg baat hay ke saari zindago lagay rahain tuo kamyaab nahi hon gai inshallah .