Facebook announces free internet service in Pakistan

Facebook announces free internet service in Pakistan
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced free internet service for Pakistani citizens through the company's new initiative Internet.org.

Zuckerberg's announcement of free internet in Pakistan came on Wednesday via a Facebook post.

Internet.org is the latest Facebook enterprise through which the company aims to provide free access to internet in developing countries.

According to Dawn News, Facebook's Internet.org initiative is currently available on Telenor network.

Telenor is the local operator partner this time around, and the launch makes Pakistan the eleventh country where Internet.org is present. Telenor's 35 million customers in Pakistan will gain access to 17 internet service if they opt in to Internet.org, those include the usual mix of weather and news services, as well as Bing and Facebook's own Messenger service.

Internet.org was first launched in July 2014 in Zambia and in less than a year it made valuable online services accessible without data charges for millions of people in Tanzania, Kenya, Colombia, Ghana, India, Philippines, Guatemala, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malawi and now in Pakistan.

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