Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) collaborates with connecting platform OLX to build-up the growth of the technology sector.
Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Federal Minister, MoITT and Mr. Zeeshan Bokhari, Director General, MoITT met with Mr. Bilal Bajwa, CEO – OLX Pakistan to confer the landscape around sharing economy.
Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Federal Minister, MoITT said, “A bend in the road is not the end of the road until and unless you fail to make a turn. Pakistan is at such crossroads where we have a unique opportunity to take advantage”.
Tech outlets like OLX can provide their dedicated support to the government to bring impact at a greater scale in educating, employing and empowering youth and growing the technology industry in Pakistan, he added.
Mr. Bilal Bajwa, CEO, OLX Pakistan said, “We see massive growth potential in Pakistan and are excited by this outreach from the government. As the number one marketplace in Pakistan, OLX is activating a massive dormant local economy. In addition, OLX is training the next generation of technology workers and entrepreneurs that we hope will help Pakistan become a global tech powerhouse!”
Mr. Zeeshan Bokhari wrap-up the meeting by saying “There are businesses within a business and there are opportunities within an opportunity”. Such business and government partnership can help push the IT industry in Pakistan forward and we invite OLX to share their ideas and work with us for the betterment of the IT industry.