Pakistan: Paypal and Ebay Services Required

In The Line Of Wire posts an open letter to eBay and PayPal asking why their services are not being offered for Pakistan, a country of 170 million people.


  • It is of course a very big problem that paypal and ebay services are not available in Pakistan and Afghanistan. I once emailed paypal and aksed what was the problem. They replied that the government of Pakistan was not agreeing on some conditions.

    Both the government of Pakistan and the service providers should agree on all things as a very big population is deprived of these facilities.

    I support the open letter.

  • Thank you for supporting the open letter. InshahAllah something will come out of it. If nothing else, in April/May I shall be meeting up with both these gentlemen via the Eisenhower fellowship – and hopefully would be able to plead the case personally.

  • Yes of course Pakistan really need such a great services here.

  • Abdul Qadeer

    Isn’t there some possibility that PayPal instead of negotiating with the government, uses private financial institutes like banks. So if they e.g. recognize bank abc of pakistan, all people who have account / credit card from bank abc can use paypal. And over time more banks can affiliate?

    I think they need government approval to handle fraud cases?

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