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PM Imran Khan welcomes Facebook’s funding in Pakistan

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PM Imran Khan welcomes Facebook's investment in Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed social media platform Facebook’s investments and programmes within the nation and requested the corporate to extend its footprint in Pakistan, reported Radio Pakistan.

The PM invited the social media large for investments in a digital assembly with Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg on Friday. 

The two mentioned Facebook’s investments in Pakistan, the corporate’s assist for digital literacy initiatives within the nation and its work round COVID-19.

During the assembly, PM Imran acknowledged the immense potential digital platforms similar to Facebook present, and the function they will play in giving “global opportunities to Pakistani youth and entrepreneurs and how the opportunities they create can lift people out of poverty”.

The prime minister additionally raised issues across the world rise in hate and extremism and acknowledged the immense problem of combating hate speech on-line.

The two additionally mentioned Facebook’s connectivity investments and analysis grants that have been awarded this yr to Pakistan-based teachers.

Other matters that have been mentioned included Facebook’s blood donations product, which noticed greater than 5 million individuals enroll since its launch, in addition to Facebook’s assist for the federal government’s aim of a polio-free Pakistan.

The PM and Sandberg additionally spoke about Facebook’s SheMeansBusiness Program which is coaching some 6,700 ladies throughout Pakistan.

Sandberg and Prime Minister Imran Khan final met in Davos, Switzerland, in January this yr.

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