ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced a zero tax regime for registered freelancers in Pakistan.
While addressing the Inaugural Ceremony of the E-Commerce Portal to promote and facilitate freelancers and e-business in Pakistan in Islamabad on Monday, the prime minister urged the youth to take benefit of government incentivized policies in the IT Sector.
The prime minister said that the government is determined to remove all barriers in the way of E-Commerce.
“ای-کامرس میں رجسٹرڈ فری لانسرز کیلئے ٹیکس زیرو کر دیا ہے”
وزیراعظم عمران خان،
قومی ای-تجارت پورٹل کی افتتاحی تقریب سے خطاب pic.twitter.com/esRCjJm6lV
— Prime Minister’s Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) February 21, 2022
Appreciating efforts of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for polio eradication in Pakistan, Imran Khan said that he always wanted Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Co-chair Bill Gates to invest in the IT Sector of Pakistan and in this regard, a good news will soon be announced.
Imran Khan said that the government is working on an emergency basis for the promotion of the IT Sector as Pakistan’s future is linked with it. He said that the government has started different training and crash courses to educate the youth in E-Commerce.
While speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant to on E-Commerce Aon Abbas Bappi said that the government is making vigorous efforts to take the volume of e-commerce trade from existing US$ 4 billion to US$ 7.5 billion by the end of 2022 and US$ 9 billion by next year.
Aon Abbas Bappi said that the PTI government is the first one, which announced the first ever E-commerce Policy of the Country that helped increase internet users to 110 million.
The special assistant said that there are one million active free lancers in Pakistan, comprising a large component of female users.