Amazon operations in Pakistan to open new avenues for youth: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that start of global technology company Amazon’s operations in Pakistan would open opportunities for youth.

In a tweet, the prime minister said it is a great development as Amazon has finally approved that our sellers can export their goods through its system He added that it would enable a new breed of young men and women entrepreneurs to join the export market.

The statement came after it was reported that the world’s most popular e-commerce company Amazon has added Pakistan to its approved seller list.

Pakistan has been approved for registration in the verified Amazon seller list. A new renewed countries list will be issued on Amazon’s official website soon.

Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said that Amazon will be adding Pakistan to its sellers’ list within a few days.

He said the government has been engaged with Amazon since last year, calling it a great opportunity for the youth, SMEs and women entrepreneurs.

The adviser said an important milestone of e-commerce policy achieved has been through teamwork by many people across the globe.

The technology company had also registered an office in Pakistan under the name Amazon Data Services Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd.

According to Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), Paul Andrew Macpherson would serve as the CEO of the office. The company was incorporated in 2019 but has been updated in March this year.

SAPM Shahbaz Gill has expressed satisfaction and called it a huge achievement for Pakistan. Gill said that with this development, Pakistan has joined the global market and will now create billions of investment and employment opportunities.

In this regard, a webinar was also organised by the Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles and Ministry of Commerce of Pakistan with senior executives of a few Pakistani companies.

Former senior executive Amazon, Omar Gajial, shared with the participants what sort of opportunities will be available to Pakistani business to sell their products on Amazon and how they can derive maximum benefit from this opportunity once Amazon opens its Seller Registration for Pakistan.

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