Pakistan’s Easypaisa, a leading online wallet provider, has teamed up with the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) in order to support digital payments in the country.
The agreement was made official and signed by Khurram Malik, Head of Easypaisa, Telenor Microfinance Bank and Saboor Malik, President, RCCI.
RCCI member businesses or companies will be able to make online payments via Easypaisa, which should help promote the adoption of digital platforms and services, an area that’s being led by the Digital Pakistan initiative.
The RCCI is one of Pakistan’s major commerce organizations. It’s reportedly the first to adopt digital payments in the country, which has been quite slow when it comes to updating its IT systems when compared to more developed Asian countries.
The RCCI has over 12000 members which includes large organizations and SMEs.
EasyPaisa may be used for donations and payments made for Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Member Registration, Membership Renewal, Visa Letter, and the Certificate of Origin and Letter of Attestation.
As reported by Pakistan’s Technology Times, Khurram Malik, Head of Easypaisa, Telenor Microfinance Bank, stated that the partnerships will help the company with expanding its digital services across the country.
Saboor Malik, President RCCI, remarked:
“This is our step towards digitalization. We have always been keen in integrating technology with digitalization and modernization. Now with the support of Easypaisa, our customers will be able to pay fees with comfort from anywhere in Pakistan.”
As covered earlier this month, Pakistan and neigboring India had both reported an increase in digital payments. Fintech adoption in Pakistan is on the rise, with Japan Communications and Saffran Group committing to investing in local financial tech initiatives.