Pakistan’s first e-Rozgar Center was opened in Islamabad in partnership with Excel Consulting Services on Tuesday by Dr. Umar Saif (IT Minister). The facility will initially house 100 workstations that are fully functional for freelancers and can be expanded to 300 workstations in the future.
The minister stated at the event that the center’s creation officially marked the start of the project to establish 10,000 e-Rozgar Centers across the nation. Additionally, we fulfilled another promise made to the populace, allowing a sizable portion of the 1.5 million current and upcoming new freelancers to work independently for extremely low rates.
They are getting the best chances available to them. He said, “These amenities include separate office rooms for start-ups, meeting rooms, individual cabins, high-speed internet, UPS, and training centers.”
According to Dr. Saif, once this fantastic project is finished, IT exports might rise by $10 billion a year. These centers, which will be run as part of a public-private partnership, would also be able to greatly boost the ability and income of freelancers. According to him, the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) will be in charge of supplying these centers with the necessary technical support and independent contractors.
He claimed that in the little time of the caretaker administration, the most difficult decisions pertaining to the IT and telecom sectors have been made. This has only been made feasible by the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), the most significant venue.
On the occasion were officials from MoITT, NTS, PSEB; Additional Secretary MoITT Ayesha Moriani, Member IT Syed Junaid Imam, Project Director Amir Ahmed, Chairman EC Services, Nazir Qureshi, and plethora of freelancers.