Mobile payment apps suspended by Google in Pakistan

Google suspended temporarily mobile payment apps just like Jazz, and Easy Paisa for an unidentified time.

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(Infosette News ) ISLAMABAD: Google momentarily stopped allowing Pakistani consumers to buy carrier-paid apps despite several assurances from Federal Minister for IT & Telecom Syed Aminul Haque.

Due to the State Bank of Pakistan’s closure of the direct payment method and the non-payment of outstanding debts, Google has temporarily banned carrier-paid app purchases in Pakistan.

The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom verified the news (MoITT).

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Although Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) has been banned by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), it is important to note that this suspension only applies to local transit.

Google is still accepting credit card payments for paid applications in the interim.

In the meanwhile, Amin-ul-Haque stated that the telecom operators had been granted a month to establish payment procedures and that, within that month, the Ministries of IT, Finance, and State Bank will develop a plan of action in mutual consultation with regard to that.

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The Ministry of Finance approved a scheme for paying for Google App services put up by Syed Aminul Haque.

At the time, the minister announced that SBP had been told to delay implementing the DCB mechanism policy by one month.

It should be recalled that the SBP froze $34 million in payments to foreign service providers last week, including Google, Amazon, and Meta, which caused the carrier-paid apps services in Pakistan to be suspended.

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A plan for paying for Google App services proposed by Syed Aminul Haque was approved by the Ministry of Finance.

The minister declared at the time that SBP had been instructed to put off implementing the DCB mechanism policy by one month.

Recall that last week the SBP stopped paying $34 million to international service providers, including Google, Amazon, and Meta, causing the carrier-paid apps services in Pakistan to be suspended.

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