Pakistan government set to encourage growth in IT sector

Pakistan government set to encourage growth in IT sector and back the youth in entrepreneurial ventures said Prime Minister Imran Khan, Dawn reported.  

Feb 13, 2020
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan government set to encourage growth in IT sector and back the youth in entrepreneurial ventures said Prime Minister Imran Khan, Dawn reported.  

His remarks came at a demonstration ceremony organised by National Incubation Centre (NIC) in Lahore under its Ignite programme.

"We have the second youngest youth population in the world. With the direction the world is taking with artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, all we have to do is encourage our youth," said Khan. "I am happy about this initiative that Ignite has taken to support startups," he added.

He said that the mark of a vibrant society and an upwardly-mobile government is that they encourage and support their young people. Offering advice to the budding entrepreneurs, he said, "Every big thing is preceded by a great idea," while adding that a person only becomes successful after going through difficulties.

The Prime Minister further advised them not to take failures to heart saying, "When you critically analyse your mistakes and then retry, it only makes you stronger."