The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication in Pakistan has unveiled an initiative for freelancers, offering them interest-free loans up to one hundred thousand rupees. This move is geared towards empowering freelancers to set up e-working centres.
The objective of this initiative is to transform the freelance landscape in Pakistan, enhancing the economic impact of freelancers. The plan goes beyond just providing financial support; it aims to create an ecosystem conducive to creativity and productivity. By equipping freelancers with necessary tools and environments, the initiative seeks to foster growth and success in the digital domain.
Caretaker Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications, Dr. Umar Saif, highlighted ongoing efforts to attract global investors for a venture capital fund aimed at startups.
The government also plans to establish 5,000 joint e-working centres for freelancers. These efforts are expected to open up millions of employment opportunities in the country. Furthermore, Dr Saif disclosed upcoming positive developments in dollar retention for the IT industry following discussions with Caretaker Finance Minister Dr. Shamshad Akhtar. The minister’s upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia and these initiatives mark a significant step in bolstering Pakistan’s IT sector.