Prime Minister Imran has appreciated Facebook’s investments programme in Pakistan. This has been confirmed in a virtual meeting of Prime Minister Pakistan Imran Khan with Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl. During meeting all the aspects have been discussed with social media giant’s investments in Pakistan.
PM Pakistan acknowledged Facebook’s investments and programmes in Pakistan and advised the Company to enlarge their footprint, Radio Pakistan added.
The premier is also familiar with the potential of digital platforms and the role they can play in providing worldwide new openings to the country’s youth as well as the entrepreneurs. He also noted how such new openings can lift people out of poverty, the report apprised.
The premier also highlighted the concerns about the universal climb in hate and extremism and recognized the massive challenge of combating hate speech online.
Both the participants discussed Facebook’s connectivity investment and research funding provided this year to Pakistan-based academics. The other matters discussed during the meeting included Facebook’s feature for donating blood, which has seen more than five million people register since it launched in-country and the company’s support for a Polio-Free Pakistan.
Prime Minister Pakistan Imran and Sandberg also discussed the latter’s “SheMeansBusiness programme”, which is providing training to 6,700 women across the country.
Previously, Imran Khan and Sandberg met with each other in January during a meeting convened at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum.
PM Imran Khan had invited the Company to invest in Pakistan and had told Facebook to consider the investment to keep up Pakistani incubators and assist in digital literacy plans. A the time, Sandberg had invited the PM to visit Facebook’s headquarters.