IT Ministry Develops Model for Creating Thousands of Freelancing Centers

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The Ministry of IT and Telecom (MoITT) has decided to create infrastructure for freelancers in collaboration with the private sector.

Sources told Propakistani that 5,000 freelancing centers will be built in the small and big cities of the country with the collaboration of the private sector.

Officials of the Ministry of IT and Telecom say that such a model is being developed which is a win-win situation for the government and the private sector. According to the model, such buildings in the cities that are lying idle will be brought into use. The government will help the owners of these buildings to get loans from banks and subsidize the interest rate.

Officials from the Ministry of Information Technology stated that they are in the process of determining the percentage of subsidy to be offered on interest rates. This subsidy will be funded partially by Ignite and partially by the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP). Additionally, plans are underway to establish freelancing centers in cities classified as tier one, tier two, and tier three.

According to officials, the original concept was to create community centers through freelancing centers. Freelancing centers will be built in abandoned buildings in cities. Freelancers will get space and infrastructure to work. Facilitating freelancers will increase IT exports in the country.

According to officials, this initiative will make it easier for freelancers to work. The seat rate for freelancers to work in any commercial space is Rs. 10,000-15,000 which is not affordable for them. Whereas in these freelancing centers, freelancers will get a seat for Rs. 3,000-4,000. When the freelancers get the facility, they will move accountants and other people with them to these centers, in this case, these centers will become e-employment centers.

Officials added that only those buildings will be declared freelancing centers that will provide facilities to freelancers as per a set standard. They stated that 3.6 million people have been registered under Ignite’s DG Skills program. The caretaker IT Minister Umar Saif has asked the MoITT to focus on providing infrastructure to these freelancers.

  • These null minded don’t even know that office still costs us less. My employer paying 22k for 12 persons 6 in one shift. This drama is all staging up to facilitate the fraudsters in market claiming they will teach people how to earn from Amazon and use them on these kind of office spaces. Leave the IT companies alone and govt want to do something then abolish the tax on remittance and tax free the IT equipment and internet connection so that a student and freelancers can afford to buy the equipment to earn on their own.

  • Office nahi chaiyay bhai. Internet network sahi karo. Fiber lay kar jao zaida alaqo mai. Wireless companies ki quality behter karao. IT equipment per tax kum karo. Import per ban hatao.

    Payment processors, ko anay do. Do agay hain un ko Card on File a feature rakhnay do. (For recurring payments from clients from abroad. )

    Yeah policy decisions hain ju government he kar sakti hai. Office space ki fikar chaur do.

  • Now this is the time for pakistan young stars to boost up them selfs as well as our carrupt country with a excellent reputation.

  • Interest ki lanat na dalain bech main please!

    Freelancer ko space ki nhi laptop aur internet ki zrurat hoti ha.

  • Good step but need of the day is fast internet and laptop and some guidelines.. Govt should take more steps.

  • This is very good step for publicwhose are educated but unemploy but wants to increase thair earn as respectful ways please contracts with us we wants to take this uperchunitymy husband has already running a net caffy he can not afford freelancing center please contect 03134287738 we want to take this uperchunity in Gujranwala city

  • This kind of step by the govt of Pakistan so much nessecry for our youngers degree holder values a new area of going to way of. Economics strong themselves. Be serious if change our country or ourselves.

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