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Essential digital skills for young people

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ISLAMABAD:

The country’s youth are an asset and equipping them with digital skills is the need of the moment, underlined Federal Minister of Informatics and Telecommunications Syed Aminul Haque.

Speaking at a launch ceremony for the DigiSkills 2.0 program on Monday, the minister revealed that Pakistan is the fourth fastest growing country in the world, in terms of freelancers and their income.

He stressed that the government is striving to provide full support to freelancers.

“The government is striving to promote ease of doing business, opening bank accounts, bringing in foreign funds and seamless Internet connectivity across the country,” he added.

Appreciating the results of DigiSkills, he noted that the program has played a commendable role in equipping emerging / existing freelancers with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to seize global opportunities in the online freelance markets.

“Strong measures are being taken to increase IT exports,” he said, adding that the empowerment of women was of paramount importance to the ministry. IT Secretary Sohail Rajput was of the opinion that after the success of the first phase of DigiSkills, the second phase would be an important step.

Posted in The Express Tribune, December 28e, 2021.

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