Pakistan has launched a portal for online registration of freelancers in the country. The portal was launched by the Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication, Syed Amin-ul-Haque at Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) head office.
The portal has been launched under the government’s plan to ensure the growth of freelancers in the country. While speaking on the occasion, the IT Minister said that Pakistani freelancers had fueled the growth of the gig economy in the country.
He added that the freelancer industry in the country is growing rapidly and registration of such individuals is major step forward in providing them with due recognition for all the contributions they have made in Pakistan.
He said, the growth of Pakistani freelancers would enhance country’s export earnings.
Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque inaugurated portal for online registration of #freelancers at Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) head office in Islamabad.#MOITT #digitalpakistan pic.twitter.com/mQft6fcgcx
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The National Freelancing Facilitation Policy has also been developed, said the minister, adding that it was developed after through consultation and is focused on accelerating and sustaining the development of the freelancer industry in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Osman Nasir, Managing Director, Pakistan Software Export Board, during the occasion said that “Pakistan is ranked as the 2nd largest supplier of Online Labour in Software Development and Technology as per International Labour Organization Flagship Report 2021”.
He added that PSEB had launched several programs for IT professionals and young graduates to hone their skills through training and international certifications.
Secretary IT Dr Sohail Rajput was also present during the launch ceremony of the portal for freelancers.
From : pk.mashable.com