Entrepreneurship is the new norm in the business society and has produced some amazing business ideas that went onto become huge successes. It is evidence of how talented the Pakistani business community is and a collaboration with each other yields amazing results. However, there are quite a few obstacles involved in the making of a start-up. On top of the list and the biggest restrain is MONEY.

Many ideas have been rejected because of the lack of capital to fund it. But this might be about to change with the PM office announcing a STARTUP PAKISTAN PROGRAM to be able to assist start-ups in becoming what they envision themselves to be.

Previously, an official familiar with the development had affirmed that the start-up program will also establish Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes in the country to develop innovation-driven entrepreneurs (IDEs).

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Other than chairman and secretary, there are 12 more members of Start-up Pakistan steering committee including three women.

1.Javed HassanChairman NAVTTC
2.Dr. Shazad AlamChairman PCSIR
3.Lt. Gen. (R) Muhammad AsgharED, HEC
4.Muhammad Saleem RanjhaED, HEC
5.Zeeshan BakriMinistry of IT & Telecom
6.Ramzan AwanJS, M/o Education
7.Shahzad GulTech Expert
8.Hasan SyedGlobal Ecosystem Expert
9.Kanwal BukhariUSAID
10.Faisal KhanCEO Peshawar 2.0
11.Farah YasirSMEDA
12.Sadia BashirFounder Pixel Art Games Academy

These would be the key responsibilities of the committee:

  • Establish volunteer groups under the direction and leadership of the chairman, to help with various intellectual discussions and get wider feedback.
  • To present unique ideas to solve problems of the Pakistani start-up ecosystem
  • Provide a quarterly report on the activities including, problems, challenges, risks, and progress in their specific area to the chairman and the executive of the program
  • Serve as a communication link between the organization you belong and the program’s steering committee
  • Act as advisers to the PMSP Leadership Circle

The success of this program would be a major breaking point in Pakistan’s economy where capital requirements restrict the young entrepreneur’s dreams. Let’s hope that it receives the right leadership and strives.

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