Pakistan plans entry into $90bn gaming industry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Tuesday disclosed that his ministry would soon launch an animation and video games certification programme in a bid to enter the $90 billion gaming industry.

“This programme will not only serve the purpose of gaming for the youth but prove as a game-changer for the young people”, the federal minister said in a tweet.

“If you are not interested in reading and are interested in video games on the phone, be prepared the Ministry of Science and Technology is bringing a special program of video games programming so that we can become a part of this $90 billion industry,” he wrote.

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The minister categorically stated that the objective of launching the programme was to become to penetrate into the $90 billion gaming industry.

It may be mentioned here that the minister, earlier last month, had announced to launch the country’s first over-the-top (OTT) TV Pakistan version of Netflix.



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  1. Its urgent we need to play catch up , its very impressive as things are moving in positive direction.
    It’s very expensive to open electronic Institutes, my suggestion is to open small electronic labs with more hands on experience. This will produce phone repair techs, computer techs etc.
    The techs will learn how to use oscilloscope, volt meter and much more.
    Teaching solar panels, battery storage technology just to mention a few.
    These labs will attract some creative minded entrepreneurs , young minds supporting inventive minds.
    The electronic service industry is multibillion dollar industry, specially in auto servicing.
    I hope some one will take actionable steps to make this a reality . As 5 years from now auto industry will become electric.
    You can contact me for future actions.
    I am a visionist, with out vision for future, there is no plan.
    Let’s make a practical solution team. A small invention can change the world specially in medical industries.
    I wish you the best.

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