Google Play Store:services will no longer be available to  Pakistani  Internet users after the 1st  December as the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has suspended the direct carrier billing ( DCB ) mechanism.

Pakistani Users will not have to use their bank cards to avail the services and most won’t be able to download apps from the Google Play Store because of limited credit-card facilities.

The Telecom ministry, (PTA) and cellular service operators have approached the SBP to seek revocation of the step, since the move will cause problems for customers.

It is pertinent to mention here that we all understand the current challenges of worsening economic conditions of the nation and thus are open to working in an amicable way with the Regulator ( SBP ); as we are already working with them in case of the telecom sector imports related  transactions to navigate through these testing times,” said the letter sent by the telcos to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

Tech giants as a Google, Amazon and Meta are being impacted by non payments from Pakistan, that owes $34 million to international service providers, and may be moved to discontinue their services alltogether.

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