ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said the government was paying attention on provision of facilities and incentives to the freelancers.
Chairing a meeting regarding promotion of information technology in Islamabad, PM Imran Khan directed for preparation of a roadmap based on timelines within a week related to promotion of information technology sector, including establishment of special technology zones and issuance of 5G Spectrum.
He said promotion of information technology was a priority of the government being future of the country. “Our youth has huge potential regarding IT and the government is committed to facilitate them,” he said.
Imran Khan promotion of IT sector would also generate jobs.
The meeting was briefed on measures being taken to facilitate IT sector, including facilitation of the youth having IT expertise, offering incentives to freelancers, increase in IT exports, tax relaxations in IT, easy loans to the youth, facilitation in remittances for freelancers, visa and other relevant matters.
On Nov 27 last year, the State Bank of Pakistan had announced to further facilitate freelancers and pensioners.
“In order to broaden the scope of business to customer transactions through home remittance channel, the central bank has enhanced payment limits against freelance services from 1500 US dollar per individual per month to 5000 US dollar per individual per month,” the SBP had said in a press release.