Alliance Francaise recently signed an agreement with PayPro (Private) Limited in concomitance of digitization and disruption in the economic ecosystem within the country, Alliance Francaise is all set to increase accessibility and bring more digitally enabled avenues of subscription management to members, students and event participants, powered by PayPro’s proprietary smart invoicing solution and digital bill collection services.
Alliance Francaise, with its rich cultural history has given unforgettable memories to Karachi and is all set to revolutionize the way French language, entertainment and cultural diversity is brought to the heart of the city. Alliance Francaise will now offer all those looking to benefit from their offerings, the option to book and avail services on-the-go and make their payments remotely through digital channels. Members, students and visitors can now pay for the institution’s services through any bank’s ADC channels, which include Bank Transfers through Internet Banking Portal and Mobile Banking Apps directly from their respective bank accounts, as well as their Master & Visa Debit/Credit Cards, through PayPro’s Internet Payment Gateway enabled platform specifically designed to cater brick and mortar establishments with limited online presence. Additionally, users will be able to make payments through any 1LINK ATM, or even through cash at PayPro’s partner OTC collection points accessible throughout Pakistan.
Mr. Gilles Pascal, Director, Alliance Francaise said in a statement, “In these constantly changing times, the world is moving towards digitization at a faster pace than ever before. Evolution in daily practices and activities has become key to sustainability and it was not long before Alliance Francaise adopted these systems as well. Through this partnership with PayPro we are not only broadening our reach to make French culture more accessible, but also determining key insights to better cater to those intrigued by it. We are constantly in search for innovative ways in which we can seamlessly deliver our services across the board.”
Chief Operating Officer, PayPro, Taimur Ahmad said on the occasion, “Alliance Francaise serves as a center for promotion of French language and heritage in Pakistan. It is a source for our countries and their respective citizens to come together and form bonds that transcend physical borders. At PayPro, we are continuously pushing the envelope for the promotion of digital financial solutions across the country and in this regard, we rely on continuously forging new partnerships with a variety of stakeholders like Alliance Francaise.”
About Alliance Francaise
The Alliance Francaise de Karachi is a Pakistani nonprofit organization registered under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860, and affiliated to the Alliance Francaise, an international organization with the mission of promoting French language, Francophone culture, and cultural diversity in cities around the world. Its Karachi chapter is more than just a language school; it is the epicenter of French heritage located at the heart of the city, offering year-round events ranging from concerts to talks featuring local and international guests. Alliance Francaise is the largest French cultural center in Pakistan.
PayPro is a SECP registered Private Limited company which develops financial technology products with a vision to digitize the SME and informal sector in Pakistan. PayPro provides smart invoicing and subscription management services with integrated payment solutions. PayPro’s proprietary billing solution is powered through a strategic alliance with 1LINK while the platform itself is integrated with 30+ financial institutions including banks, digital wallets, branchless banking services and OTC collection points with a nationwide presence to ensure a seamless payment process for end consumers. Today, the company has 500+ established enterprises accepting payments through digital channels, transforming their business operations for the new normal.