The frustration of not having access to a payment processing system
This debate, regarding the problems faced by an online business because of a lack of facilities like Paypal being available in Pakistan, went on for a while and my poor flip video ran out of space. 😦 Sorry Talha. You had just started to tell us something. Would you write it down here instead?
As you can see, the frustration that Gohar and other young people face due to facilities not being provided because Pakistan is a “sensitive” place creates a few unique challenges that require creative temporary solutions. This is needed until we can get someone – Paypal, State Bank of Pakistan, Citibank – to hear our voices and agree to making a payment processing system available for young IT businesses to be able to function.
Faisal Khan, CEO of Net Access, has written to Paypal several times to ask why countries in Africa and elsewhere have access to Paypal and Pakistan does not. He is still waiting for an answer. Fahd Bangash has been trying to get approval for Amaana to move ahead with its services here, but is still waiting for State Bank approval.
This video provides no answers, but I wanted it out there, so that people could see how big the problem is, for an entrepreneur wanting to sell his products online, is humungous.
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