Sometime ago, after the pressure was considerably built up for the need of PayPal.com E-Payment services in Pakistan, despite the company ignoring this region purposely while giving service to India and China, I launched a cause page on Facebook titled the “PayPal Authorize Pakistan Now Campaign” at http://apps.facebook.com/causes/266093.
Interestingly, many likeminded Pakistani Knowledge Workers, Freelancers and Webmaster’s have joined the campaign extensively from all across the country and the world. The campaign has grown to 1689 Members believing in the following campaign positions:
Pakistan contributes massively to the global Knowledge Economy through Information Technology
Pakistan has millions of knowledge workers that require PayPal
PayPal authorizes China and India; does it have a grudge against Pakistan?
Why can’t Pakistan be authorized even though we have so many Foreign Banks?
Companies and Businessmen do not outsource their work to Pakistani Knowledge Workers because we don’t have PayPal Accounts!
Now entering the second phase of this campaign, all 1689 members are being requested to launch the “Write to PayPal to Authorize Pakistan”. The incredible participation for the campaign shows the concern and consensus for the need for PayPal service launch in Pakistan.
All participants of the campaign are now being asked to write to PayPal on an individual basis. If every member of the campaign donates at least 5 minutes from their precious and busy schedules for this cause, it is directed to help our nation and its knowledge workers to contribute productively online to the global markets. If we write at least 2-3 times, the pressure will build-up before we design and enter a global media campaign.
In order to write to PayPal (contact information is on www.paypal.com ) through E-mail, Fax or Land Mail. Here is an example of Faisal Khan’s yearly letter to PayPal and Ebay:
This is the usual answer that is delivered by PayPal if you just contact them through Email:
Start of Letter:
Thank you for contacting PayPal. My name is XYZ, and I am happy to assist you today.
We sincerely appreciate your interest in becoming a PayPal member. Unfortunately, we are not yet providing services for the country or region in question. Establishing our service in each new country or region involves complex changes due to different regulations. We are always looking to expand our availability; however, due to the complexities of global expansion, we cannot provide a specific time frame.
We are working hard and look forward to expanding our services to additional countries and regions in the future Go to the PayPal website and click the “Worldwide” link at the bottom of the page and click “190 countries” for more information on the countries and regions that PayPal supports.
Got more questions? You’ll find answers at our improved Help Center. Click “Help” in the top right corner of any PayPal page to get started!
PayPal Something Department
PayPal, an eBay Company
Please participate in this campaign for the common benefit of the Knowledge Workers of Pakistan! Do share your comments if you have contributed something to the campaign.