Federal Secretary Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication Shoaib Ahmad Siddique inaugurated the Digital Pakistan Internship Portal in Islamabad, a major milestone in efforts to accelerate the growth of IT Industry in Pakistan.

The newly developed state-of-the-art Digital Pakistan Internship Portal would enhance collaboration and cooperation between Pakistan’s information technology industry, local universities and IT graduates.

One of the main features is to enable Pakistani IT Companies to work directly with academia to solve problems through utilizing the intellect and knowledge available at Pakistani universities. The IT companies would post the problems on the portal.

The university professors and graduate students would be able to study the posted problems and attempt to solve the issues by working directly with the relevant companies , thereby improving the working and the  scope of Pakistan’s IT ecosystem in the process.

The portal would also automate the hiring of interns by IT Companies.  Speaking on the occasion, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui said that the Digital Pakistan Internship Portal was a step in the right direction to recognize talent and eliminate bottlenecks that potentially slow the growth of Pakistan’s IT industry.

The federal secretary said that the present government was committed to  enabling the growth of IT industry. He added that  youth were the resourceful segment of the society with enormous talent and held  the  future of the country in their hands.

Siddiqui said that it was  vital to engage youth in healthy activities to enable them to come forward to play role in nation building. He added that Pakistan’s IT sector had a promising future.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) also signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and E-commerce Gateway for promotion of Digital Pakistan Internship Portal in the academia and the industry.

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