Senator Aon Abbas Buppi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on E-Commerce, has disclosed that the federal government has chosen to create the country’s first e-commerce university.
Senator Aon Abbas told the media after chairing the Ministry of Commerce’s National E-Commerce Symposium on Thursday that the federal government will soon lay the foundation stone for the university.
He went on to say that the institution will polish the abilities of the country’s e-commerce traders, allowing them to compete not only on the domestic but also worldwide markets.
The institute will also give job possibilities for Pakistan’s youth, who make up the majority of the country’s e-commerce traders, as well as a favorable atmosphere for them to succeed in the global e-commerce sector.
It will also aid in the expansion of Pakistan’s exports, resulting in the development of the country’s economy.
Senator Aon Abbas also revealed that the federal government plans to create Pakistan’s first e-commerce web portal in order to combat the country’s unlawful e-commerce sector.
The Ministry of Commerce will work with Alibaba, a Chinese multinational technology corporation, to create the platform.
He went on to say that Pakistan’s total e-commerce trade volume is $4.5 billion, and that the federal government has taken a number of bold steps to boost the country’s trade volume to $9 billion by June 2023.
Finally, Senator Aon Abbas reassured e-commerce merchants that the federal government will resolve all of their financial, tax, logistics, and ease-of-doing-business concerns.