According to official records US internet giant Google has registered as a company with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).
Google has registered itself with the SECP since social media companies were required to establish offices in the country under the “Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules 2021.”
Following the registration of Google other social media platforms will also open offices in Pakistan. TikTok has been expected to have an office in Pakistan soon. Companies are still hesitant because of mistrust and uneven rules despite the ministry’s assurances that it will help foreign businesses fully.
According to Pakistan’s government’s social media regulations firms are now required to register.
If Google’s server is constructed in Pakistan data will be secure. Even now all businesses including social media platforms keep their data outside of Pakistan.