A much-awaited Startup Pakistan Program has been launched by the Prime Minister of the country. The startup ecosystem of the country has been one of deep interest for international and local investors yet it lacks the clear direction. Multiple small and large companies are running incubation centers and accelerator programs yet the county is far behind from the eco-system of their neighbor, India.
One of the biggest advantages Indian startups have is the support and encouragement by their government and have taken multiple steps to ensure the betterment of the country’s startups.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Startup Pakistan program has known names in the steering committee and a lot of eyeballs are set on them as to what steps they’ll take in order to help flourish the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the country.
The Steering Committee of Prime Minister’s Startup Program includes;
- Muhammad Usman Dar, Chairman
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister
- Omer J. Ghani, Secretary
Startup Funding Expert
- Javed Hasan, Member
- Shahzad Alam, Member
- Gen (R) Muhammad Asghar, Member
- Muhammad Saleem Ranjah, Member
ED, Board of Investment
- Zeeshan Bakri, Member
Minister of IT and Telecom
- Muhammad Ramzan Awan, Member
JS, M/o Education
- Shahzad Gul, Member
- Hasan Syed, Member
Global Ecosystem Expert
- Kanwal Bukhari, Member USAID
- Faisal Khan, Member
- Farah Yasir, Member SMEDA
- Sadia Bashir, Member
Founder Pixel Arts Games Academy
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