Federal Minister of Informatics and Telecommunications Syed Aminul Haque launched an online self-employed registration portal at the headquarters of the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB).
As reported by Business recorder, the launch of the portal – which can be accessed here – for the registration of freelancers is one of the many measures taken by the government to ensure the growth of the freelance community in Pakistan.
IT Secretary Dr Sohail Rajput was also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Haq said Pakistani freelancers have fueled the growth of the concert economy in Pakistan. With the rapid growth of the freelance industry in Pakistan, the registration of freelancers is a big step forward in recognizing the contribution made by Pakistani freelancers.
Naturally, the growth of Pakistani freelancers would increase the country’s export earnings.
The Federal Minister of Informatics also spoke about the National Self-Employment Facilitation Policy, which was developed after extensive consultations and aims to accelerate and support the development of the self-employed industry in Pakistan.
Osman Nasir, Managing Director of PSEB, said Pakistan is ranked as the second largest online working provider in software development and technology according to the findings of the Flagship report of the International Labor Organization 2021.
The future growth of the freelance industry in Pakistan is directly dependent on the availability of IT professionals trained in advanced technologies.
The fact that Pakistani freelancers are growing exponentially cannot be ignored. Earlier this year, the nation’s freelance community generated $ 150 million in revenue, with exports to more than 120 countries.