While some want to isolate Pakistan as they consider the country as a terrorist generating machine, many think otherwise. In Digital Punjab Initiatives, Dr. Umar Saif VC of Information Technology University (ITU) and Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) (and more) said that Pakistan is a land of digital opportunities.
In the recent past, Pakistan has been pushing its young talent to be a part of the growing world. Minds like Dr. Umar Saif are of the view that IT could help bring a positive change in the country. The country is already filled with talent eager to jump in the realm of information technology.
Dr. Umar Saif, while delivering his speech on Digital Punjab Initiatives on Business Opportunities in Punjab told that only in the last year around 300 to 400 startups enrolled to bring foreign investment. Theses young startups made a great economic move by bringing around $17 million in the country. This collective finance helped created tons of new jobs and helped the startups to grow even further.
He added that when his venture Plan9 first came into existence, only 16 startups went through the screening process. And now tons of new startups are enrolled, enrolling, and dying to be enrolled with Plan9 and alike under the hood of PITB.
In order to help the young talent grow on their own, the Punjab Government is further taking strong moves. 40 new eRozgaar Centers are in the process of establishment where the young talent from technical, non-technical, and creative areas would get a chance to pursue their career as freelancers.
The Punjab Government have already boarded great minds like Dr. Umar Saif who are always on the go to think the best for the young talent of Pakistan. Starting today (Tuesday), ITU in collaboration with Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) is holding their first ever job fair. This job would be held at the heart of Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore.
Courtesy of Plan9, a project of PITB: