Karachi: The Federal Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications has established the country’s first free studio in Karachi for social and digital media practitioners.
The Federal Minister of Informatics and Telecommunications, Syed Aminul Haque, inaugurated the studio of the Karachi Press Club (KPC).
Speaking on the occasion, Haque said he chose the KPC as the host for the new facility because the press club’s goal was to facilitate journalists.
He hoped the new studio would help media professionals meet their professional obligations.
He said the Ministry of Informatics spent more than 3 billion rupees to extend broadband Internet services to residents of more than 3,000 disadvantaged areas in 19 districts of Sindh.
He said these broadband services are expected to facilitate more than 10 million people in these areas.
The Federal Minister said that Rs 31 billion would be spent to build a state-of-the-art computer park in Karachi, as the facility is expected to generate employment opportunities for thousands of skilled professionals in the IT sector.
He said similar software technology parks have already been established in Hyderabad and Sukkur in Sindh, providing the opportunity for skilled IT professionals to earn hundreds of thousands of rupees every month.
KPC Secretary Muhammad Rizwan Bhatti said the new studio would not only be available to journalists, but would remain open to all freelancers who use digital technology.
He said the studio provides all the advanced technical facilities under one roof that are needed to produce finished content and packages for digital media.
He said if demand for the facility increases, the new studio will remain open 24 hours a day.