Remote Work In Pakistan: Current Situation and Economic Conditions

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Monday 14th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

Pakistan has been in the spotlight since the past decade for its role in war against terror.What most people don't know are the consequences that we as Pakistanis are suffering.It’s not just the bomb blasts and the countless lives lost in the process, but also the economical instability that follows as a result.In such uncertain times, high unemployment rate is a major issue(13.6%) and highly qualified people find themselves jobless due to downsizing.In the current scenario remote working proves to be the silver lining to this otherwise dark cloud.75000 Pakistanis are associated with the IT sector today, 11218 working on a single site, oDesk.Remote work is a great new source for the Pakistani community to earn its livelihood, while the world finds a great source of talented, hard working professionals in the process.The story doesn’t end here, Pakistanis have to overcome the language barrier and compete with the rest of the world for landing a job.Then there is the load shedding, as Pakistan is facing a major power crisis.How does a Pakistani remote worker cope with all these problems and more, and still manages to provide quality work on time? Please attend to find out…

LEVEL: Intermediate

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Nazila Alasti
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Ayesha Sadaf Kamal

Software Engineer turned Copywriter, Novelist,Space Cadet & Mother of one. Freelancer at @oDesk Copywriter/QA Engineer/SEO Specialist @ModeFlowers bio from Twitter

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  • Ayesha Sadaf Kamal
  • Nazila Alasti
  • wilbertbaan

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Mon 14th March 2011


Room 8A, Austin Convention Center

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