Islamabad (Muhammad Yasir) H.E. Mr. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan, recently welcomed the opportunity to speak candidly with CEO of Bookme, Mr. Faizan Aslam. In the meeting, the two gentlemen had a substantive conversation regarding the complex nature of the e-commerce industry, their interests and priorities across a range of issues, the impact that startups are creating upon the tech sector of the country and the importance of managing competition responsibly.
Mr. Faizan accentuated the powerful impact that Bookme, as a startup, has originated in the e-commerce industry of the country. From being a comprehensive e-commerce solution for tickets booking to raising a prodigious 7.5 million investment, Bookme has made a splash in the tech sector of the country. The continuous determination of Bookme being the best solution for its customers was also communicated in the meeting.
As Bookme aims to engulf more verticals and services under its umbrella, it will be offering a supreme amount of job opportunities for hundreds and thousands of people. The two gentlemen also discussed the existential nature of competition in the economy that can be covered by reducing imports. And bringing foreign currency in the country would greatly help in escalating value towards the economy, and that Bookme has done just recently.
By bringing millions of dollars of investment in the country to be used for digitization of travel sector, it will be beneficial to cover the gaps in the grey economy and eventually will create a huge impact. Mr. President congratulated and strongly aided the multilateral efforts of Bookme for a great support towards the economy through the services of their business. And for upholding the commitments that the government made with the public.
Regarding this meeting, CEO of Bookme, Mr. Faizan Aslam quoted his thoughts, “I felt honored to meet The President and to share the emerging value that Bookme has anchored. I gratefully acknowledge the productive time that he shared with me. I found it really encouraging the way our government is showing interest in the developing startups of Pakistan and taking measures for e-commerce and tech sector. This ecosystem is beneficial for entrepreneurs and it will eventually be helpful for Pakistan’s economic growth.”