Fawad Chaudhary invites Google & Facebook to Come to Pakistan and open your offices

Google, Facebook, and other technology companies have been invited to visit Pakistan to set up offices by Federal Minister of Information & Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain.

He claimed he was very respectful of Google, Facebook, and other digital businesses in a BBC's "Hard Talk" program. "I want them to open their offices in Pakistan," he said.

He rejects the concept that Pakistan has enacted laws aiming to curtail freedom of the social media, adding, "We want to conduct business with technology firms and recognize their contributions towards the globe. "I welcome all IT firms in Pakistan and we want to do companies with them, and if they have any issues regarding the legislation, we are going to listen to them," he added.

Significant attempts have been made to create offices in Pakistan of prominent social media businesses, including Facebook. The KPK government adviser Zia Ullah Khan Bangash claimed early in April that Facebook management, representatives of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), and IT specialists had arranged a conference for discussions on this issue.

A major obstacle to the entry of Pakistan's social giants was regarded to be the presence of harsh measures like the constant ban and control of social media in Pakistan.