IT sector important for economic development of the country: IT Minister
The Federal Minister for IT also urged women to come forward in the field of freelancing. IT sector has very important role in the economic development of the country. National Freelancing Facilitation Policy is aimed at to facilitate freelancers: Secretary
Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) organized a high-profile National Freelancing Conference 2021 to obtain feedback on the National Freelancing Facilitation Policy draft from Pakistan’s leading freelancers and associated stakeholders. The two-day conference held at Bhurban was sponsored by Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) as a key partner. Freelancers from across the country participated in the conference. Syed Amin Ul Haq, Federal Minister for Information Technology & Telecommunication was the chief guest. Addressing the conference, Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque said freelancers have important role in IT industry and steps are being taken to resolve all their issues. The Federal Minister for IT set the target of US $ 3 billion in export remittance inflows from Pakistani IT/ITes freelancers in next three years and asked to prioritize all possible measures to ensure sustainable growth of gig economy in Pakistan. He said that connectivity is very important for freelancers and Ministry of IT is taking every possible step for provision of broadband services both in unserved and underserved areas of the country. The Federal Minister for IT also urged women to come forward in the field of freelancing. Speaking on the occasion, Secretary IT Dr. Sohail Rajput said that IT sector has very important role in the economic development of the country. He said that National Freelancing Facilitation Policy is aimed at to facilitate freelancers. Member IT Syed Junaid Imam and Osman Nasir, Managing Director, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) also addressed. The National Freelancing Conference obtained input from all stakeholders on the National Freelancing Facilitation Policy to work towards measures that would help Pakistan become a gig economy powerhouse. PTCL is a socially aware and responsible entity, committed to worthy causes that contribute to the lives of individuals and support in uplifting the society. The national company has joined hands with PSEB to organize National Freelancing Conference 2021 as part of its ambition to support development of an enabling framework that is necessary for freelancers’ community in Pakistan.