Google Play services saved by the bell

Fears of paid services with the aid of Google being shut down in Pakistan subsequently came to an quit on Thursday after IT Minister Syed Aminul Haque said that the Ministry of Finance has agreed to plan a mechanism for payments towards the tech massive’s app services.

Earlier it turned into anticipated that Google Play Store offerings would not be available to Pakistani users after December 1 because the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had suspended the direct service billing (DCB) mechanism.

Users could have needed to use their financial institution cards to avail the offerings and maximum may not be able to down load apps from Google Play Store because of confined credit score card facilities.The telecom ministry, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA ) and cell carrier operators had approached the SBP to are trying to find revocation of the step for the reason that move might reason problems for customers.

However, Minister of Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haque stated in a statement today that the Ministry of Finance has agreed to a suggestion “with regard to evolving an powerful mechanism and making payment towards the Google App services”.

He maintained that “after the agreement, the fee could be made to Google as in line with the schedule and all its utility services to stay intact.”He also found out that the significant financial institution has been advised to postpone the implementation of the policy suspending DCB and added that the IT and finance ministries will determine at the course of action in collaboration with the SBP inside a month.

The minister also stated that telecom operators had been granted a month’s time to implement the new billing coverage but, they had appealed to the IT ministry for help on the matter.Haque also expressed his gratitude toward Special Assistant for Finance Tariq Bajwa for his timely decision to alert Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wherein the disaster turned into avoided.

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