I was speaking with the head of a P@SHA company this morning and he told me something that totally amazed me. His company is one of the fastest growing companies in the BPO sector in Pakistan. Totally export driven with most of the business coming from the US. He tells me that his company is now outsourcing some work to the US. Yes, you heard correctly! A Pakistani company outsourcing work to the US!
Why has this become necessary when we have a population of 160 million? Well, some of the work that he needs done includes translation in 48 languages. Finding people who can do translations in Spanish, French, German, Italian, etc has not been easy. He is turning to natives of these languages living in Pakistan. Maybe one of the things we should be looking at is emphasizing more on the learning of languages. English certainly but in addition perhaps one of two European languages? What say you?
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