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“Entrepreneur in focus: automated voting for Pakistan”

Naseema PerveenMeet Atif Abdul Majeed, an entrepreneur and tech graduate who is working on automated voting solutions that will enable Pakistan to hold elections in just 15 days, writes Naseema Perveen, 22, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Islamabad in Pakistan.

INTESOL Pvt. Ltd is the name of company. Atif is the man behind it.

Atif Abdul Majeed  has been in the United States of America for his graduate studies as a Fulbright Scholar from Lally College in New York City, where he studied Technology Management. He was back in Pakistan in 2010, when he came up with an idea – given the needs of Pakistan – and started working on plans for automatic voting systems.

He comes from a family background of entrepreneurship. Having his degree in Technology Management enabled Atif to come up with an idea to launch his plan.

According to Atif, entrepreneurship is deciding to sail the boat and deciding to own the boat as well. As far as challenges are concerned, in the context of Pakistan, there is the loan issue. Moreover, there is no forum in Pakistan where you can share ideas related to entrepreneurs.

Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to have a good idea, a marketing team, financing and timing.

His company owns a website, but there is no need to publish on social media because the client has been specified as the government. They arrange events in different cities, where audience from the government of Pakistan participates along with different organizations and advocacy groups.

The startup investment was 3 million Rupees as invested by CIIT. They did not get a loan, however. Comsats invested the whole amount.

For marketing purpose, “Customers don’t find us, however we find customers. For that, we have introduced the products in different countries, ” Atif said.

To Atif, luck is everything. It counts about 90 per cent, and the remaining 10 per cent is hard work. Entrepreneurship is very difficult but at the end it pays a lot.

Moreover, as Atif puts it, if the automatic voting system is implemented in Pakistan, the country will need to set aside just 15 days to have an election, not months.
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