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Prime Minister’s Startup Pakistan Program

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Prime Minister’s Start up Pakistan Program

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;

  1. Muhammad Usman Dar, Chairman
    Special Assistant to the Prime Minister
  2. Omer J. Ghani, Secretary
    Startup Funding Expert
  3. Javed Hasan, Member
    Chairman, NAVTTC
  4. Shahzad Alam, Member
    Chairman, PCSIR
  5. Gen (R) Muhammad Asghar, Member
    ED, HEC
  6. Muhammad Saleem Ranjah, Member
    ED, Board of Investment
  7. Zeeshan Bakri, Member
    Minister of IT and Telecom
  8. Muhammad Ramzan Awan, Member
    JS, M/o Education
  9. Shahzad Gul, Member
    Tech Expert
  10. Hasan Syed, Member
    Global Ecosystem Expert
  11. Kanwal Bukhari, Member USAID
  12. Faisal Khan, Member
    CEO Peshawar2.0
  13. Farah Yasir, Member SMEDA
  14. Sadia Bashir, Member
    Founder Pixel Arts Games Academy

See the official document.

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