Zindigi Hosts Pakistan’s Largest Tech Event – Future Fest 2022 | Your money


KARACHI, Pakistan, May 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zindigi – Pakistan’s first customizable digital banking experience powered by JS Bank – sponsored a three-day event in Islamabad from May 13-15. Zindigi Future Fest included four conferences and an exhibition arena covering an innovation exhibition and workshops by renowned local and international speakers. The event was opened by Dr. Arif Alvi – President of Pakistan, Imran Haleem Shaikh, COO – JS Bank and Amer Hashmi, Chairman – Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA), alongside other representatives from public, private and technologies.

Speaking at the inauguration, Dr. Arif Alvi said Pakistan’s potential lies in its young population and young people hold the keys to future national progress and prosperity. Claiming the tech industry as a stepping stone for the country, he said the federal government’s youth-focused entrepreneurship and digital skills programs have laid the foundation for continued sustainable growth and are in sync with the passion and the zeal of the computer industry. Appreciating JS Bank and Zindigi for their support of Future Fest, the President also commended JS Bank for its specially designed programs that provide opportunities for women and people with disabilities to secure their financial well-being.

The highlight of the second day was the Zindigi Future Fest – Roadmap to the Future panel discussion. The panel consisted of Miftah Ismail, Federal Minister of Finance – Revenue and Economic Affairs; Dr. Murtaza Syed – Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan; Tariq Malik – President NADRA; and Imran Haleem Shaikh, COO – JS Bank, and discussed how the tech industry can bring financial stability to young people with the help of government and private sector initiatives and support. The panel was moderated by Noman Azhar – CDO JS Bank and Director of Zindigi.

Speaking at the conference, Miftah Ismail said Pakistan has a rapidly growing youth population and they are key to national growth. He thanked the participants for their efforts and assured them of government support in terms of tax facilities and other benefits.

Dr. Murtaza Syed, Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, thanked Startup Grind and Zindigi for organizing and supporting an international level event in Pakistan and said such events are the need of the moment. He said that with technology, the sky is the limit, and with the help of NADRA and support departments, Pakistan will soon experience digital transformation.

Tariq Malik, President of NADRA, mentioned that there is a liberal regulatory framework and that with the support of SBP, the launch of RAAST was possible. Talking about digitization, he explained how E-Sahulat Franchise has helped students earn a living and how biometric verification has evolved the process of account opening and digital onboarding of customers.

Imran Shaikh thanked the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan for supporting numerous initiatives on the policy and regulatory framework in building the banking ecosystem. During his chat, he talked about how Zindigi cut the clutter with its simple, convenient, and beyond Gen Z banking. Talking about supporting startup partnership and growth, he appreciated the sponsors for their trust and explained how JS Bank is making an impact by investing in different tech startups to support SMEs.

Panelists visited the Zindigi booth and enjoyed the booth as a highly creative, engaging and next-level futuristic experience. At Zindigi Future Fest, attendees enjoyed well-organized unlimited networking and many other activities that made Zindigi Future Fest a unique experience.

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