ISLAMABAD, September 16 (APP): Federal Minister of Informatics and Telecommunications Syed Amin Ul Haque on Thursday launched the online self-employed registration portal at the headquarters of the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB).
IT Secretary Dr. Sohail Rajput was also present on the occasion.
The launch of the portal (https://pseb.org.pk/app/index.php) for registering freelancers is among many measures taken by the government to ensure the growth of freelancers in Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, he said Pakistani freelancers have fueled the growth of the concert economy in Pakistan.
The self-employed industry in Pakistan is growing rapidly. The registration of freelancers is a big step forward in recognizing the contribution made by Pakistani freelancers, he said.
He said the growth of Pakistani freelancers would increase the country’s export earnings.
The minister said that the national self-employment facilitation policy was developed after extensive consultations and focuses on accelerating and sustaining the development of the self-employment industry in Pakistan.
Osman Nasir, Managing Director of Pakistan Software Export Board, said Pakistan is ranked as the 2nd largest online work provider in software development and technology according to the International Labor Organization 2021 flagship report.
The future growth of the freelance industry in Pakistan is directly dependent on the availability of IT professionals trained in advanced technologies.
He said PSEB has launched several programs for IT professionals and recent graduates to hone their skills through international training and certifications.