Google Starts Showing Pakistani Currency for Apps on Play Store

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Google has included Pakistan in the list of supported countries for showing local currency for Google Play products.

After this, Google’s Play Store is now showing prices for apps  for users in Pakistan in Pakistani rupees, which will mean that Pakistani users can now make regular app purchases and in-app purchases in local currency.

Move will not only benefit users but will also let the local developers to set the prices for their apps in local currency.

Google – according to its support page – will deduct app prices in local currency for any purchases made in Pakistan regardless of developers’ default Price and Currency.

With local pricing, users will be able to save currency conversation charges. Minimum price for any app on Play Store is set at Rs. 105 and can go up to Rs. 21,000.

Android Users in Pakistan have confirmed ProPakistani that they are already seeing prices for apps on Play Store in Pakistan rupees.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • As a Pakistani I can confirm only few ppls are ready to pay such prices. I am not proud to say that I am also among those whose use free apps…But yes I am among those whose income doesn’t permit to buy apps..!

    • Really? Your income prevents it? You cannot afford to pay Rs 100-500 for apps? Even if you buy one app a month, I am very skeptical when you say you cannot afford it.

      In today’s Pakistan, Rs 100 is nothing.

      • It amazes me that people will sell their body to buy that 50-100k smartphone, but are unwilling to spend 100-500 RS on apps that genuinely benefits them and help the developer who built them :|

        Such hypocrisy. Much Amaze. Wow.

        • May be because spending all that money people have a big pool of free apps which they can use. So if some free app is serving a purpose and serving it well, no one would go for a payed one unless you have too much money to throw off.

          But if there is really an app which is so unique and useful so that in free section similar is not available, plus someone needs that functionality, then yes people would go for it. for sure.

          Plus using a free app does not mean you are not rewarding the developer. Dev would have already monetized the app and he/she get the due share via clicks and/or impressions on ads shown in apps.

      • What is your problem man?????? Why should someone BUY an app when there are so many FREE alternatives available for it??? You have problem with everyone and everything.

        • You seem upset. Are you a software pirate?

          Tell me, if there are always good free alternatives to paid apps, then why does piracy exist?

          ***DUMB LOOK ON YOUR HACKED FACE***

          • you seem so stupid person in propakistani i just reading ur all comments and cant stop laughing at u i guess no 1 listening to u at home thats y you always trying to be smart when the fact everyone knows that ur mindless person in propakistani

                • why ask me? i don’t work at google.

                  i use a payment method accepted by google wallet (i.e. a visa credit card)

                  • i ask you because you are expert in googling, and supporting google as like you are spokesman of google :)

                    • There are over 30,000 Google employees around the world. I think at least 500 must be Muslim, possibly a lot more.

                      Go ask them why they still work at the company you hate, and how they justify it. Maybe you will learn something.

                    • You mean you are supporting only 500 Muslims upon 2 Arab Muslims… lolx :)
                      *PLZ GROW UP*

                    • actually you are comparing fewer than 200 million muslims in Pakistan (the only country with the site blocked for your favourite reason) with the rest of all Muslims. and of those 200 million in this country majority do not care if it is unblocked.

                      So, you are really a minority viewpoint here.

                  • hi bro i also want to know how can i use my visa or dabit card in google playstore.. whatsapp me plzz +923133622793

          • lols. Piracy exists today and it’ll in the future. Though I don’t use pirated APPS (on android) but I do use Pirated softwares and I can challenge you that you have atleast one pirated software on your pc. And if you are using Windows then probably you are using 2 pirated softwares.

            ***GROW UP KID AND STOP ARGUING ON EVERY SINGLE THING***

            • Very easy to answer that question. I ACCEPT YOUR CHALLENGE!

              My answer: I don’t use Windows on my personal machines, only Linux. The only paid programmes I have are games from Steam. I have zero pirated softwares.

              I do own a licensed copy of XP Pro which I bought for Rs 8400 in 2002. I don’t have it installed on any system anymore. I just use Linux.

              Ha ha, typical of your hacked smacked brane.

              • The level of ignorance on this website is too damn high.

                Can’t really blame them. Brain-washed masses like these are a blight on this country.

    • There may be HTC One or Samsung S4 in your pocket that is why your pocket does not permit you. :P Strange,,, meray khayal me jab aik cheex muft mil rahi ho to kharidnay ki kia zarorat hai…

  • spending on google app store is risky, as compared to apple’s store!i cant risk wasting my money on an app made by someone as a rip off

    • You can’t risk wasting your money or can’t risk using your brain?

      How about “explain” to me “HOW” do you think its risky spending on Apps on Play Store. Because by your theory, every app available on Play Store is “made by someone as a rip off”.

      How about being sensible in making arguments instead of being childish?

  • What about google’s products (like Nexus) purchase from play store? Do they support Pakistan now?

    • Google’s other services (like Play Music’s All Access etc) are still not available/Supported in Pakistan so i’d say NO.

    • We’re getting there. But I’d say the biggest obstacle in this matter is none other than your Government/ PTA or the mullah brigade.

      • PTA has nothing to do with the Play Store. You get Apple products officially here in Pakistan. It’s just that Google doesn’t give a rats ass about Pakistan.

  • Google once again showed its interest for people outside US and Europe. I hope Apple’s App Store to follow this soon.

    • Huh? There already is an App Store for Pakistan region. You can use your local credit card to buy apps. I do it all the time.

      • And on what devices do you install the apps? On an iPod Touch? That’s the only hardware Apple officially sells that can use the app store.

        When will your beloved Apple sell iPhones and iPads with warranty?

          • Oh, I understand Apple-lover logic now. In order to get FREE APP STORE I have to only spend Rs 1,30,000 on an Apple Macbook! HA HA! Free! Only costs Rs 1,30,000!

            You apple lovers should stop talking now. When foot in mouth, don’t mumble. you mumbler!

            I repeat: Apple does NOT sell iPhone or iPad officially in this country. Yes, Apple resellers have them. Even your Mediacentre gives a “local warranty” with them. But if you look on Apple’s OWN sites, they will give you a list of their premier partners and resellers and services centres in Pakistan, but ONLY for Mac and iPod.

            I guess Apple is too dumb to update their own sites.

            • Yeah but Apple sells MacBook officially in Pakistan. And iMac. And Mac Pro. What hardware does Google sell? That’s right. NOTHING.

              And WTF is a ‘free app store’. You high or something?

              • You must have a hard on for hardware ha ha!

                Once again, back to the same argument. Apple SELLS you hardware and you love them. Google gives you software away for FREE and you hate them. Google gives you services for FREE and you hate them.

                And you know why the difference is important? Because you can use Google software and services on any OS. On any laptop. On any phone. They don’t care. The more the merrier! But with Apple you are stuck with what they will sell you or allow you to see (on their app store).

                This is Stockholm syndrome, right here. You’ll just never see it.

                (FYI, I typed all my comments on a MBP, and I have used Apple for years and years but unlike you…I am not branedead.)

      • Well, I’ve an iPhone 5s and it doesn’t show local prices (PKR) even after choosing Pakistan as my current location.

  • Even despite your optimisim it is a fact that people do not pay for paid apps. Monetization is REALLY BAD on Android, much better on iOS. There is a lot of piracy, even for cheap $1.99 apps.

  • Um, then why are they pricing apps in Rupees if they don’t care? Why are they holding tech talks in Isb, Lhe, Khi?

    Compared with Apple (who does not still sell iPhones officially in Pakistan), Google is way ahead.

    • Hmm. Let’s see. Would I care more about ‘tech talks’ or actual, physical products? The fact that there are authorised Apple dealers and service centres in Pakistan, with official Apple warranty, beats anything Google has to offer.
      Tell me, where can I purchase any Google hardware in Pakistan with official warranty?

      • The only consumer hardware Google makes and sells is the Chromecast, THAT’S IT. And seeing that almost all the services on the Chromecast are either not available outside US or banned by our government, then what’s the point of them selling it here, with or without warranty?

        None of Nexus phones or tablets are made by Google. They are all freely available in the local market by the companies that sell them like Brightex (Nexus 4) or Samsung (Nexus, Nexus S).

        And as for why you should care? GOOGLE GIVES YOU THINGS FOR FREE. APPLE CHARGES YOU MONEY. And you compare the two and think Apple does more for you??? Man I don’t even understand your brane damage.

        • It doesn’t matter who they are made by. They belong to Google. Google subsidises their price. Google decides where they want to sell them. If you think ASUS has anything to do with the Nexus 7 after they’ve manufactured it, you’re mistaken.

          And what exactly does Google give me for free?

          BTW before you reply I suggest you keep your stupid personal comments to yourself. You don’t know me, I don’t know you. So quit it with the ‘brain damage’ BS. It’s spelt BRAIN btw, not BRANE.

          • Wow you are not a typical Apple user. You’re too dumb to be a typical Apple user.

            They do not belong to Google. Google does not subsidize a single Nexus device. Full Stop. If you believe otherwise, it is only that: a belief. Not a verifiable fact.

            Asus provides hardware warranty support. Google provides software support for only Nexus devices, not any other Android devices.

            What does Google give you for free? AOSP. ChromeOS. Gmail. Chrome. Go language. What does Apple give non-Apple users for free?

            You can take snipes at Google for not selling their device here but you are always silent on comparison with Apple’s iPhone. Not. Sold. Here.

            • You really are utterly clueless about how Nexus devices are priced on the Play Store. So let’s just leave it at that.

              BTW; where can I get a Google Chrome Pixel with Google warranty in Pakistan? I want to exchange it with my Retina MacBook Pro.

              • I thought you meant “google pays asus or lg $XXX for every Nexus 7/4/5 they build to keep the price down”. Because, you know, that’s what a SUBSIDY is. Did you use Apple’s dictionary to look up that word?

                As for the pixel, you got me. I completely forgot that chromebook.

  • Can anyone tell me how can i purchase app in google play in Pakistani Rupees? How can i deposit PKR in google wallet?

  • Just bought Poweramp Full Version Unlocker for PKR105. But when I see its price in Dollar, its $3.99. Is the price/discount only for Pakistan?

  • but my currency show in saudi riyals, even i but my cell from pakistan… How can i change it plz help…

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