JazzCash, Ignite partner to facilitate freelancers

JazzCash, Pakistan’s leading mobile account, has partnered with Ignite to facilitate the Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom’s (MOITT) national level training program, Digiskills.pk. Ignite CEO Syed Junaid Imam and Mobilink Microfinance Bank President Ghazanfar Azzam signed the MoU under the presence of Federal Minister for IT & Telecom, Syed Amin UlHaque, Secretary IT & Telecom, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui and JazzCash CEO ErwanGelebart.

This partnership enables DigiSkills.pk freelancers to transfer money from their Payoneer accounts into their JazzCash Mobile Account in real time and at the best exchange rates. In addition to this, these freelancers can also register their Payoneer Account from the JazzCash App, eliminating the need for commercial bank accounts.

Federal Minister for IT & Telecom, Amin UlHaque, the chief guest for the signing ceremony, said, “With the current COVID outbreak and the overall economic situation, it is all the more relevant that through this partnership, the youth is provided the right enablers to take up freelancing from the comfort of their homes and become self-reliant.”

He said that this agreement will be helpful in facilitating the freelancers. This partnership between Ministry of IT’s attached department Ignite and JazzCash will be helpful in increasing IT exports, he added. He said that IT exports in prevous financial year reached US $1.11 billion which is examplary. Now Ministry of IT has set the target of taking IT exports up to US $5 billion in next three years.

He said that Ministry of IT is providing different plateforms to Pakistani youth for their access to international markets. “We realized that international payment retrieval was a painstakingly slow process for freelancers.

JazzCash saw an opportunity to use its expertise to introduce convenience and speed up the entire process for the freelance community at DigiSkills.pk,” stated ErwanGelebart, as he emphasized upon JazzCash’s support for freelancers across the country