MSN has launched localized version of its online portal, which was functional for quite some time, but they have rolled out the enhanced format just recently. Though in it’s initial stages, but yes, it’s live and all visitors from Pakistan are being redirected to this localized page.
MSN – Microsoft’s portal, is considered as World’s earliest online content provider of news, entertainment, and common interest topics and now they want to give you (slightly) localized experience – here’s the url: http://pk.msn.com
You won’t find too much local content for now, but there are a few news about Pakistan – oh and have you noticed, Hina Rabani Khar featured there as well?
While on the other hand, photo gallery, entertainment news, politics, business and technology are all about US and India. Have a look at following news featuring on the top. I wonder what it is doing here when MSN has another dedicated portal for India, and pretty developed one indeed.
So for now, it’s more about local weather and few news about Pakistan only (in most visited section) – may be we need to wait till things get to going and we start seeing the real deal!
By the way, Twitter, Facebook and other social buttons are linked to MSN Arabia – they might want to localize them too.
It merits mentioning here that MSN Pakistan is being managed by OT Ventures – the Omani company which manages Mobilink and LinkDotNet services in Pakistan.