For the past 11 years I have been writing religiously every January an Open Letter to the President of PayPal, arguing a case for them to come to Pakistan. Also, see an update to this letter as to why they are not coming to Pakistan. For 10 years, I did not hear back from PayPal. Not once. No matter how ingenious the approach, I never got so much as a peep out of them. All that changed in 2013. For the first time ever, I did get a reply back from PayPal via unofficial channels. Before I delve into the content of the communication with them, let me say, there will be no more letters from my end now to PayPal. There is only so much one can do and invest time in. I think I have done enough from my end. For reasons that are personal, I shall not be pursing this cause any further. The baton and cause now needs to be passed on to others. Continue reading
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I have decided to update the answer I had written below. A lot of people have asked me why PayPal isn’t operating in Pakistan especially after I wrote an Open Letter to David Marcus (President of PayPal), See: Open Letter to David Marcus, President of Paypal by Faisal Khan on Posts Continue reading
January 16th 2013.
David A. Marcus
2211 North First Street
Subject: PayPal for Pakistan
Dear Mr Marcus:
For a little over 10 years now, I have been writing to the President/CEO of PayPal every January asking Why isn’t PayPal available in Pakistan? For 11 years straight, I have never received an official reply. Not once. Continue reading
One of the most recognized platforms in the world for blogging is WordPress, however, if you were to opt for an upgrade (as I tried), from Pakistan, it is not possible.
While trying to pay for the upgrade, I received an error message that said: This transaction cannot be processed. Please use a valid country on the billing address.
Since WordPress uses PayPal for its payment processing, unfortunately, Pakistan is not on the list of countries support by PayPal for payment processing. There are quite a few countries that are blocked because of this reason.
Here is a forum update that I found on the above mentioned subject.