According to the latest report, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has finally entered Pakistan. Just in case you don’t know, AWS launched in March 2006, is a subsidiary of Amazon. It offers on-demand cloud computing platforms, and APIs, on a PAYG basis, to the governments, individuals, and companies. For now, Amazon has been able to register a local office for the service in Pakistan. It’s under the name, Amazon Data Services Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. Also, the company has posted on LinkedIn, a job advertisement, stating that it’s recruiting a Public Policy team in Pakistan.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Is Finally In Pakistan
Following the disruption experienced by Amazon in some parts of the world, especially Pakistan and the US, it’s finally entered Pakistan to offer web services. Since the company has been able to register a company in the country, it is now trying to form a Public Policy team in Pakistan for the Amazon Web Services. According to the database of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), Paul Andrew Macpherson is the current CEO of the local company in Pakistan. Also, alongside Macpherson is Shoaib Munir, the director of the local Amazon Web Services company, in Pakistan.
Also, according to the “Framework on IT Governance and Risk Management in Financial Institutions” directory by the State Bank of Pakistan, banks should use cloud computing systems. However, the service providers they are opting for must be located in Pakistan, alongside their cloud server. With that, it means Amazon Web Services needs to set up its cloud server and data center in Pakistan.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication in Pakistan is putting efforts to formulate the country’s first cloud policy, according to the e-commerce policy framework of Pakistan. Apart from that, the country’s Draft Data Protection Act is already at an advanced stage of consultations.
AWS Job Description
As mentioned earlier, Amazon is already trying to recruit a Head of Public Policy in Pakistan. The company has posted the job description on its official LinkedIn account. Let’s have a quick look at the job description below:
“Would you like to be part of a policy team that’s driving the adoption of cloud computing in South Asia?”
Furthermore, the company also describes in detail, the roles of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Policy team in Pakistan.
Here’s a brief of what the description reads below:
“We do this by working with governments as they develop and revise policies related to the digital economy, including cloud-first policies, data protection regulations, outsourcing guidelines, cybersecurity policies, tax policy, and over the top regulations.”
To be eligible for the job, Amazon says the qualified person must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline. These include public policy, law, economics, and other related courses. Apart from that, such a person must also have several years of working experience representing a large tech company in Pakistan before national and local policymakers.