On the direction of Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication, Syed Amin Ul Haque, special steps are being taken for the development and empowerment of the youth, especially women, said Secretary IT, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui.

He said in a statement that youth are our valuable asset, and they can play a very important role in the economic development of the country.

Secretary IT said that the Ministry of IT & Telecom, through its different programs, is equipping the youth with digital skills and making them able to generate substantial income through freelancing.

Talking about National Freelancing Training Program (NFTP), he said that this program of the Ministry of IT & Telecom is aimed at empowering the country’s youth, especially women, and enabling them to work through internet-based freelancing.

He noted that National Freelancing Training Program is playing an important role regarding the development of the youth in the field of information technology and their economic prosperity.

This program is also helping reducing unemployment and to empower women to work as equal to men through freelancing, thus reducing disparity, he added.