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FM lauds Meta for donating Rs125mln to flood-hit Pakistan

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has urged Meta to establish its office in Pakistan.

Talking to the President, Global Affairs at Meta, Nick Clegg, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan’s IT sector has registered strong growth in the recent past opening new opportunities for platforms like Meta to expand its operations in Pakistan.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari thanked Meta for donating 125 million rupees for humanitarian assistance to Pakistan in the wake of the deadly floods.

He said these are testing times for Pakistan and this donation would be helpful for our flood relief operations.

The Foreign Minister said after the floods, the task of full recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction cannot be accomplished without the support of private sector.

Nick Clegg expressed his solidarity and sympathy with Pakistan on the devastation caused by unprecedented floods.

He said that Meta’s Pakistan team comprised entirely of Pakistani professionals. He briefed the Foreign Minister on Meta’s ongoing connectivity and capacity building programs in Pakistan.

He reaffirmed Meta’s interest in continued engagement with Pakistan to explore modalities of further strengthening collaboration in digital space. 

Source: Radio Pakistan

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