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Call centers to create 15,000 jobs in Karachi

February 1, 2005. Business Recorder




KARACHI: Various foreign and local investors would set up call centres in different parts of Karachi as part of their investment here in the first phase which would help provide jobs to up to 15,000 people. This was announced in an official statement issued here on Monday. It said the foreign and local investors met with the Sindh Minister for Information Technology Syed Mustafa Kamal in his office here on Monday.

They informed the Minister they would sat up call centres in different parts of Karachi within three months' time as first phase of their investment here. This would create job opportunities for 10,000 to 15,000 people.

Syed Mustafa Kamal appreciated the investors promptly agreed to come up with investment in the call centre sector in Karachi and that that augurs well.

He referred to the problem of unemployment in the country and said tackling that very issue was a challenge for the government.

The minister said the setting up of call centres would help solve the problem of unemployment.

He was of the view that with the promotion of call centres sector; the city of Karachi would become "cyberachi".

Syed Mustafa Kamal informed, for the provision of infrastructure for call centres, the government had decided to hire a building with a capacity of 5,000 seats as part of provision of infrastructure for the call centres.

He said arrangements were also being made for the training of 1,000 jobless graduates as call centre agents.


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