Meta’s Representatives Are in Talks With Govt Officials to Open Facebook Office in Pakistan
Facebook, Meta’s incredibly popular social network, wants to open a local office in Pakistan. Representatives from the company are meeting with the Director of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Humayun Bashir.
During the 3.5-hour meeting, Facebook representative Michael and FIA Director Bashir covered a variety of issues. The Director stated unequivocally that Facebook, like other South Asian countries such as India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, must create a local presence in Pakistan.
He expressed Pakistan’s dissatisfaction with Facebook’s refusal to give information on people propagating hatred against Pakistan and its institutions. According to the Facebook official, the corporation is exchanging information with the Pakistani authorities about child pornography and terrorism.
However, he says that if a local office is established in Pakistan, they would be able to share more details. According to the person, Facebook will meet with Pakistani authorities to explore opening an office in the country, with the next meeting scheduled for July.
Science Minister Fawad Chaudhry has earlier pushed tech corporations, including Facebook, to build local offices in Pakistan during the PTI’s tenure. Its because Pakistan’s new cyber rules force social media firms to have permanent offices in the country and observe local laws. These regulations will go into effect in October 2021.