Pakistan becomes 4th fastest growing freelance market across the world

U.S (78% growth)
U.K. (59% growth)
Brazil (48%)
Pakistan (47% growth)
Ukraine (36% growth)
Philippines (35% growth)
India (29% growth)
Bangladesh (27% growth)
Russia (20% growth)
Serbia (19% growth)
Notably, Pakistan is a defining country
in the freelancer landscape of 2019,
and Payoneer’s Gig Economy Index
demonstrates how successful its efforts

were to drive demand for an increasingly-
skilled (and connected) workforce.

Pakistan has directly benefited by

nurturing its younger and naturally tech-
savvy population, 70% of which are under

30 years old.
Meanwhile, Pakistani govt has launched
several initiatives in the past which are
the reason behind this immense growth
of freelancers. The e-Rozgar freelancing
program which is a joint venture of
the Punjab Information Technology
Board (PITB), Youth Affairs, Sports, and
Archeology & Tourism (YASAT)’s, has
trained over 9,000 unemployed graduates
who have earned 100 million rupees
through freelancing altogether.
Though developing a better ecosystem
for the Pakistani workforce to earn
via freelancing is the need of the hour
but government should also focus
on providing suitable employment
opportunities in the country to utilize
our youth’s potential in the local

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