Fawad Chaudhry

Pakistan plans entry into $90bn gaming industry with certification program

Pakistan gaming industry

A special animation and video games certification program will be soon launched by Pakistan for game enthusiasts to penetrate into the global $90 billion gaming industry.

In a Twitter post, the Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced that the ministry is launching a video game certification program for youngsters who are eyeing a future in the video game programming and animation industry.

The Federal Minister claimed that the upcoming program will allow Pakistan to enter into the $90 billion gaming industry and labelled the program as a “game changer”.

“Those who are not interested in reading and are interested more in the video games playable on phone, be ready, as Ministry of Science and Technology is bringing a new special program of video games in order to become a part of $90 billion industry”.

“Animation and video games certification programs will not only be a game but a game-changer for young people,” Fawad Chaudhry tweeted.

Previously, Fawad Chaudhry also revealed that the government is launching Pakistan’s own version of Netflix and later it emerged that Emax Media, the globally praised digital network forayed into the on-demand streaming section with the declaration of Pakistan’s first Urdu OTT platform Urduflix. The platform is offering original and exclusive content in Urdu worldwide.

Through Urduflix, the users will be able to see Urdu films, series, cartoons, documentaries and urdu dubbed Turkish dramas. The new online streaming platform brings in a massive amount of content from original to popular dramas and films which are already premiered, making Emax Media the first independent network in Pakistan to inaugurate a dedicated Urdu OTT platform.

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