PayPal is a well-known online payment system that makes sending money internationally a breeze.
The American firm was created in 1998 and has offices in a number of major nations throughout the world, but not in Pakistan.
PayPal had over 400 million users globally at the time of writing and generated over $25 billion in annual income.
Local freelancers have long complained about the lack of PayPal in Pakistan, but the issue is resurfacing lately. On Twitter, #PayPal is trending again, with hundreds requesting an official debut in Pakistan.
The tweet also includes a link to a CNBC report from 2019 that lists the top 10 fastest-growing freelance markets. Pakistan came in fourth place, with a 47 percent increase in self-employment wages year over year (2018).
The new trend coincides with Pakistan’s recent change of leadership. Shehbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has taken over as Prime Minister, and people are using the chance to demand the changes they want.