Dr. Umar Saif, the Caretaker Federal Minister for Information Technology, introduced a groundbreaking idea. The Minister of Information Technology intends to inaugurate 10,000 E-Rozgar facilities across the country, with operations commencing on January 11.
Dr. Saif, in an interview with a private news channel, stated that this project aims to tackle a significant problem faced by around 1.5 million freelancers who do not have access to comfortable workspaces. The main goal is to provide freelancers with cutting-edge amenities and a favorable environment for succeeding in the digital realm.
The creation of cooperative E-Rozgar centers is expected to encourage investment in the nation. Their task is to provide fresh job prospects that are in line with the changing needs of the digital economy.
Pakistan Opens E-Rozgar Centers to Grow Freelancers
Minister Saif has revealed that starting from January 7th, a new initiative will be implemented by the Higher Education Commission to provide a uniform examination for IT graduates. The purpose of this test is to evaluate the proficiency of the participants and thereafter extend internship opportunities to those who perform well.
Individuals who successfully pass the test will be required to complete compulsory internships in the IT sector. Considering that Pakistani institutions yearly generate over 75,000 graduates in the field of information technology. Among these, just 3,000 individuals are considered eligible for employment by IT organizations. The objective of this program is to establish a connection between the academic and industrial sectors.
Dr. Umar Saif encourages the youth to consider entrepreneurship. He further emphases the potential for enhanced earnings through E-Rozgar.
Dr. Saif feels hopeful regarding the State Bank of Pakistan’s recent decision. The objective is to enable IT companies to keep 50% of their earnings in dollar-denominated accounts. It will additionally enhance the growth of IT exports, with the potential to reach a value of $4 billion.
The Ministry of IT and Telecom is strongly committed to leading projects that promote employment prospects for young people in the future. The ministry aims to advance Pakistan’s education sector by providing crucial IT skills and empowering a proficient workforce for the growing IT industry.