ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that 3.5 million trainings have been imparted since 2018 under the Prime Minister’s Digital Skills Training Program ‘DigiSkills’ in the field of IT to equip youth and women with the latest IT skills.
While highlighting Pakistan’s trained human resources in a meeting with the visiting delegation of Oxford Alumni at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Tuesday, the president said that Pakistan is focused on increasing the number of quality and skilled graduates, particularly in IT, besides increasing the quantum of online education.
The delegation was led by Haseeb Ahmad and comprised Oxford graduates from different geographical and business backgrounds.
Talking to them, the president said that international investors and companies should explore business and investment opportunities in Pakistan and benefit from Pakistan’s improved business climate.
The president Pakistan offers tremendous investment opportunities in diverse sectors of its economy and is an emerging market that was growing every year. He told the delegation that Pakistan is focusing on improving its economy and is making efforts to enhance exports and explore new markets for its products.
President Arif Alvi said that Pakistan offers an investment-friendly climate and has improved its ease of doing business ranking in recent years. He added that foreign investors should explore business opportunities in Pakistan in different sectors of the economy, particularly in Information Technology.
The president informed the delegation that Pakistan has established the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) to facilitate and encourage foreign investment in Pakistan and provide a one-window facility to the investors.
Dr. Arif Alvi remarked that foreign investors should invest in Pakistan’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Special Technology Zones (STZs) and benefit from tax incentives offered by the government.