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  • Find new customers at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 2018

    Dear PSEB Member

    In-line with its mandate to grow IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) participates in different International IT exhibitions with interested IT companies to market Pakistan’s IT industry and to generate new leads. PSEB hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain from 26 February – 1 March, 2018.

    Mobile World Congress is an annual exhibition intended for mobile industry networking, new business opportunities and deal making and considered to be the largest in the world for the mobile industry. In 2017, Mobile World Congress hosted more than 108,000 attendees from across the globe with 2300 companies displaying cutting-edge products and services that define the future of mobile. Annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony has also been held in conjunction with Mobile World congress for the past 20 years and is coveted for recognizing the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world. Further information on the event may be obtained from https://www.mobileworldcongress.com/ .

    This year, PSEB will be setting up a Pakistan Pavilion at MWC 2018. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at MWC 2018, significant subsidy is being offered. PSEB member companies interested in exhibiting at MWC 2018 are requested to fill out the form available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/mwc-spain-form-2018.pdf. Filling out the Survey Form at http://pseb.org.pk/images/events-feedback-survey.doc is also mandatory to be submitted with the Application Form and to submit following documents and payment to the undersigned by November 22, 2017:

    1. Dully filled in, signed and stamped application form.

    2. Signed and stamped TORs.

    3. Company Profile

    4. Details of mobile apps to be demoed at the event including features, benefits, platform, screenshots and number of download so far, etc.

    5. Demand draft of PKR 270,000 (inclusive of Rs. 20,000 security deposit) in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board to cover the remaining costs for space after PSEB’s subsidy. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of non-participation after selection. PKR 20,000 will be refunded on submission of leads report to PSEB after the event.

    Please note that companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and other miscellaneous expenses. However, PSEB can issue visa support letters to companies which apply.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex 

    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Find new customers at Montreal International Game Summit 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,


    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at Montreal International Game Summit 2017scheduled to be held in Montreal between 11-13 December, 2017.

    As per information from the organizers, the event is expected to bring together hundreds of international experts to one of the largest hubs of video game development in the world so that they can share their knowledge with the local and international developers attending the event and that the event would provide opportunities for attendees to meet with experts such as Ian Livingstone (Games Workshop), Amy Hennig (Electronic Arts), Brandon Beck (Riot Games), Marty O’Donnell (Compositor for Halo and Destiny), Ray Musika (Bioware) and many others. The aforementioned event is expected to feature a Business Lounge, where developers can meet publishers looking for new games to buy and service providers can find new clients.

    PSEB will be setting up a Pakistan IT Pavilion at Montreal International Game Summit 2017. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit, PSEB has decided to offer substantial subsidy on a fully built exhibit space. The shortlisted companies would pay Rs. 170,000/- after availing PSEB subsidy. Companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and all other miscellaneous expenses.

    PSEB member IT companies interested in exhibiting at the event are requested to fill out the form available http://pseb.org.pk/images/migs-form-2017.pdf and submit to the undersigned with all requisite attachments by October 23, 2017. Filling out the Survey Form at  http://pseb.org.pk/images/events-feedback-survey.doc is also mandatory to be submitted with the Application Form.

    1. Application form and signed ToR

    2. Company Profile

    3. Demand draft of Rs. 170,000/- (which includes Rs. 20,000 security deposit) in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board. The demand draft is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of no-show after selection.

    Please note that Rs. 20,000 would be refunded upon submission of tour and leads report after the event as per format provided by PSEB. Hence, net cost for stall space after availing PSEB’s subsidy will be Rs. 150,000. 

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex 

    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Find new customers at Pakistan International Trade Fair 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,
     
    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) invites applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at Pakistan International Trade Fair 2017, scheduled to be held at Karachi Expo Centre between 26-29 Oct, 2017. The event is being organized by Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) in collaboration with 190 Chambers & Associations.
     
    According to the information submitted by the organizers “PITF 2017 is going to showcase Pakistan’s manufacturers, services industry, traders, small and medium enterprises, other local businesses as well as notable participation from different countries under the umbrella of Foreign Missions in Pakistan, to promote bilateral trade in multiple sectors. The remarkable debut of PITF 2017 will be an ideal platform for the organizations dealing in multi-trade businesses, catering B2B and B2C markets. Participation of Pakistani businesses is expected from every region under specific pavilions. This would be an ideal networking opportunity for all business chambers, associations and its associated members.”
     
    The trade fair is expected to have visitors and exhibitors from all industries, including “visitors from more than 20 countries.” The event therefore has the potential to provide PSEB member IT companies excellent opportunity to solicit potential customers from both the local industrialists as well as international customers in addition to the possibility for entering into Joint Ventures andMoU’s. The event has also been endorsed by TDAP and would feature series of high-level investment and bilateral trade conferences and B2B matchmaking events will be organized concurrently alongside the exhibition.
     
    PSEB would provide subsidy to selected PSEB member companies having valid PSEB membership for exhibiting at PITF 2017. After availing the subsidy, the shortlisted PSEB member company would pay onlyRs. 30,000 for exhibiting at the event. Filling out the attached Survey Form http://pseb.org.pk/images/events-feedback-survey-gitex.doc is also mandatory to be submitted with the Application Form.
     
    You may bring your marketing material such as backdrop, brochures, banners, and standees for effectively marketing your products and services. PSEB representatives would be available at all times at the PSEB Pavilion at the venue of the trade fair.
    Your company must have valid PSEB membership to be eligible. Application form and TORs available at  http://pseb.org.pk/images/pitf-form-17.pdf. The duly filled-in application form as well as signed and stamped TORs must be submitted by October 16, 2017 by 4 PM along with the following:
     
    1. Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event) Demand draft ofRs. 30,000 in favor of Pakistan Software
    2. Export Board (refundable in case of non-selection)
    3. Company Profile
     
    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.
     
    Regards,
    SulmanHassan
    Director International Marketing
    Pakistan Software Export Board
    Ministry of IT and Telecom
    Government of Pakistan
    Office 5/6, 5th FloorShaheenComplex 
    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan
    Telephone: +92-42-99200170
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  • Find new customers at International Business Conference and Exhibition

    Dear PSEB Member,
     
    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) invites applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at International Business Conference and Exhibition 2017, scheduled to be held at the Lahore Expo Centre from October 28 to 30, 2017. The event would focus on many major areas including ICT CPEC and Clean Energy.
     
    According to organizers, the three-day event is expected to cover 4,000 sq. space with 300+ exhibitions and 200,000+ visitors. The trade fair is expected to feature 15+ participating countries as well as 50 conferences with 200+ national and international speakers. the event would feature series of high-level investment and bilateral trade conferences and B2B matchmaking events will be organized concurrently alongside the exhibition. Further information on the trade fair is available at  www.ibce.com.pk.
     
    Exhibiting at IBCE 2017 may potentially provide opportunities to network and solicit potential customers from both the local entities as well as international customers in addition to the possibility of entering into Joint Ventures andMoU’s. Learning opportunities would be available through the global perspectives that can be attained by listening and interacting with the international and national trainers as well as business leaders that are expected to attend the event.
     
    PSEB would provide subsidy to selected PSEB member companies having valid PSEB membership for exhibiting at IBCE 2017. After availing the subsidy, the shortlisted PSEB member company would pay onlyRs. 37,000 for exhibiting at the event. Filling out the attached Survey Form http://pseb.org.pk/images/events-feedback-survey.doc is also mandatory to be submitted with the Application Form.
     
    You may bring your marketing material such as backdrop, brochures, banners, and standees for effectively marketing your products and services. PSEB representatives would be available at all times at the PSEB Pavilion at the venue of the trade fair.
     
    Your company must have valid PSEB membership to be eligible. Application form is available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/ibce-form-2017.pdf.The duly filled-in application form along with signed and stamped TORs must be submitted by October 16, 2017 by 4 PM along with the following:

     

    1. Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event).

    2. Demanddraft ofRs. 37,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (refundable in case of non-selection).

    3. Company profile.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

     

    Regards,
    SulmanHassan
    Director International Marketing
    Pakistan Software Export Board
    Ministry of IT and Telecom
    Government of Pakistan
    Office 5/6, 5th FloorShaheenComplex 
    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan
    Telephone: +92-42-99200170
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  • Survey for PSEB Cloud Services

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), in line with its mandate to facilitate IT industry, plans to offer Cloud Computing Services (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) through key service providers having state-of-the-art Data Centers (compliant to minimum Tier-3 standards) at very economical rates. The objective of this initiative is to facilitate IT companies particularly SMEs who are unable to procure required hardware and software after every 2-3 years to keep their ICT infrastructure technologically updated and to meet their hosting as well data storage requirements.  For the purpose, PSEB solicits the viewpoint of IT companies to avail these service PSEB is conducting a brief survey to assess the exact requirements for the provision of said services. You are requested to fill out this survey form by 27th September, 2017 and help us to better understand your requirements/needs for Cloud Computing Services and to make appropriate arrangement accordingly. After the said assessment, PSEB will process the matter as per PSEB rules/regulations.

    Survey URL:https://goo.gl/forms/fOFnyKXYy0uuV3Jp1

    Kind Regards,

    Data Node Department

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    Agha Khan Road, F-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Toll Free: 0800 03030

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  • One Day Help Desk on “IoT Emerging Business & Market Demand”

    Internet of Things (IOT) is recognized as emerging business domain in this era of information technology. IoT is changing how businesses collect and use data. Whether for consumer applications such as new features and a greater understanding of the customer journey, or for industrial processes such as supply chain efficiency and better field service management, the role of IoT is huge and growing. SMEDA intends to organize a Help Desk to inculcate in participants, the practical strategies, essential tools and skills that help derive profitable growth by effectively adopting IoT business.

    Description and Key Objectives

    This helpdesk will provide an opportunity for participants to directly interact with subject matter expert and discuss key aspects of IoT including but not limited to:

    1.  IoT scope in local & international context

    2.  Tools & platforms for IoT business

    3.  List of IoT service areas

    4.  Development standards & rules for IoT

    5.  Identifying business need and domain

    6.   Requirement gathering and requirement engineering

    7.   IoT connectivity issues and solutions

    8.   Understanding IoT national & international need

    9.   Information on microcontroller architectures, sensors, human-machine interfaces (HMI) and basic networking

    10. IoT and Cloud

    Who should Participate?

    If you want to start your business or startup in IoT, then what are you waiting for?

    Just email or contact the undersigned to reserve a time slot on First Come First Served Basis.

    Expert Profile:

    Mr. Ikram Ullah Khan – CEO Pakistan’s Chapter, InfoGro US and Deputy Director IT, Planning & Development Department-Government of Punjab, Pakistan.

    1. With an extensive background in IT startups and businesses, he is running a team of IT experts’ strategists, content writers, web developers and art directors

    2. To providing excellent counselling by pinpointing opportunities for your startup/business growth using cutting-edge online tools and tactics.

    Participation is Free of Cost

    Date: 12 October, 2017

    Time: As per given slot

    Venue: 3rd Floor, Building No. 3, Aiwan-e-Iqbal Complex, Egerton Road, Lahore

    For reservation & further information, please contact:

    Mr. Najam Ul Hassan

    Management Associate, SMEDA

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    Cell: +92 (321) 8800121

  • Finding New Customers at GiTEX Dubai

    Dear PSEB Member, 

    Applications are hereby solicited from PSEB member companies to exhibit at GiTEX Dubai, October 08-12, 2017.

    GITEX Dubai is the third largest technology event in the world. Approximately 147,000 ICT professionals from 150 countries visit GITEX Dubai with nearly 4400+ exhibiting companies from 97 countries. Over 80% of the top global ICT brands actively exhibit at GITEX thereby making it the important business-to-business ICT trade event for corporate, enterprise and SME businesses serving the Middle Eastern, African and South Asian markets. The importance of GITEX Dubai as a platform to market Pakistan’s IT sector cannot be overstated keeping in view the fact that the resource rich Middle Eastern IT market is growing. Cultural similarities and geographic proximity make it relatively feasible to solicit business from the prospective Middle East based customers and therefore offers a more attractive proposition than mature markets such as the North America outsourcing market.

    To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at the aforementioned exhibition, PSEB has decided to offer substantial subsidy. The shortlisted companies would pay Rs. 250,000/-after availing PSEB subsidy to exhibit at GiTEX 2017 in a six sqm Pod which would look like http://pseb.org.pk/images/gitex-pod-info.png. Companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and all other miscellaneous expense.

    Interested companies having valid PSEB membership, are requested to fill out the Application form at  http://pseb.org.pk/images/gitex-dubai-form-2017.pdf and submit to the undersigned with all requisite attachments by September  25, 2017.  Filling out the Survey Form at  http://pseb.org.pk/images/events-feedback-survey-gitex.doc is also mandatory to be submitted with the Application Form. 

    1. Application Form and signed ToR. both must have company stamp as well.

    2. Company Profile.

    3. Information on Products/Services that would be projected through the event.

    4. Demand draft of PKR 250,000/- in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is    not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of no-show after selection.

    5. Please note that selected companies would also need to submit Rs. 20,000 deposit which would be refunded upon submission of tour and leads report  after the event as per format provided by PSEB.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex,

    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • GET YOUR COMPANY CERTIFIED IN ISO27001 AND ISO20000 USING PSEB’S SUBSIDY

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is the Government agency mandated to promote Pakistan’s IT Industry locally and internationally.

    ISO/IEC 20000 is the international standard for IT service management. ISO/IEC 20000 reflects best practice guidance contained within the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework (reference needed). ISO 20000 is the Code of practice and describes the best practices for Service Management Processes within the scope. The code of Practice will be of particular use to organizations preparing to be audited against ISO 20000 or planning service improvements.

    ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). Organizations which meet the standard may be certified compliant by an independent and accredited certification body on successful completion of a formal compliance audit.

    PSEB has already assisted 110 companies in achieving ISO9001, 41 companies in achieving ISO27001/BS7799 and 28 companies in CMMI Level-2, Level-3 & Level-5. PSEB now wants to assist more companies each with ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 certifications.

    PSEB member companies interested to acquire ISO27001/20000 Certifications through PSEB’s assistance are invited to submit their EOI by 31st August 2017. Only companies, which have a current registration with PSEB, will be eligible for the certification program.

    Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) for selecting companies for PSEB’s assistance are available at the following links;

    1. http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/ISO20000-TORs-COMPANIES.pdf

    2. http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/ISO27001-TORs-COMPANIES.pdf

    Note: PSEB bears 70% of the total cost for CMMI & 80% for the ISO20000/27001 certification program.

    Regards

    Director Projects

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad

    Phone: 051-9211094

    Fax: 051-9204075

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  • GET YOUR COMPANY CERTIFIED IN CMMI Level 2, 3 & 5 USING PSEB’S SUBSIDY

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is a body under Ministry of IT with the mandate to promote and to grow Pakistan’s IT industry and its exports every year.

    Improvement in the processes and the quality of products and services delivered by IT companies can create new business opportunities for them. The Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI, is a process model developed by Carnegie Melon University, which provides a clear definition of what an organization should do to promote behaviors that lead to improved performance. With five “Maturity Levels” or three “Capability Levels,” the CMMI defines the most important elements that are required to build great products or to deliver great services, especially for software companies.

    To date, PSEB has assisted 110 software companies with certification in ISO9001:2000, 41 companies with ISO27001 and 28 companies with various levels of CMMI. PSEB now wants to assist more companies in CMMI Levels-2, Level-3 & Level-5.

    Expression of Interest is hence invited from IT companies wishing to enroll in this program. Detailed TORs can be viewed at following links;

    1. http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/TORs-Selection-of-Companies-for-CMMI-Level-2.pdf

    2. http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/CMMI-TORS-Level-3-Level-5.pdf

    Only those companies will be eligible who have a current registration with PSEB. Complete EOI should reach PSEB by 31st August 2017. Please do not hesitate to contact undersigned, if you have any queries.

    Note: PSEB bears 70% of the total cost for CMMI & 80% for the ISO20000/27001 certification program.

    Regards

    Director Projects

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad

    Phone: 051-9211094

    Fax: 051-9204075

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  • Expo Pakistan 2017

    Dear Member Company,

    Pakistan Software Export Board in line with the policy to bolster local IT Sector hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at EXPO Pakistan 2017, scheduled to be held at the Karachi Expo Center from November 9 - 12, 2017.

    EXPO Pakistan, organized by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and held for 9 consecutive years, has evolved into a major exhibition. This annual event offers an ideal platform to PSEB member companies to interact with prospective local and overseas customers. As per the information provided by the organizers, the four-day Expo Pakistan "showcases the largest collection of Pakistan's export merchandise and has thus become the primary sourcing point for a large number of businesses worldwide, giving them a head start on buying and ordering. Foreign exhibitors, from neighboring countries, also utilize Expo Pakistan to launch their respective products and Services."

    According to organizers, this year, an inaugural dinner at Governor House on November 08th, 2017 has been arranged for the delegates & exhibitors to meet informally with each other. The first three days of Expo Pakistan shall be exclusively for B2B meetings of our respected Exhibitors with their relevant buyers as per our last practices. Minister for Commerce, Secretary TDAP & the Chief Executive, TDAP shall also be available at the expo center to meet the foreign buyers & will meet Exhibitors. The last day of event will be open for the general public (November 12th, 2017).

    Additional information on the event can be obtained at http://expopakistan.gov.pk

    Subsidy would be provided by PSEB to selected PSEB member companies for exhibiting at Expo Pakistan 2017. In return, PSEB expects that the exhibiting PSEB member companies would effectively utilize their respective presence at Expo Pakistan 2017 by soliciting prospective customers, developing necessary business contacts and exploring cooperation and collaboration possibilities.

    PSEB member companies would pay Rs. 30,000 only for a 12 sqm space. Application forms and TORs for exhibiting may be downloaded from http://pseb.org.pk/images/docs/expo-pakistan-form-2017.pdf and be submitted with following:

    1. Demand draft of PKR 30,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (Refundable in case of non-selection).

    2. Duly filled-in application Form.

    3. Signed TORs.

    Kindly submit your application and bank draft along with the above mentioned documents to the undersigned by October 2, 2017 by 11:00 A.M. Please note that only companies with current PSEB membership would be considered.

    Kindly do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex,

    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Cyber Data Security and Privacy: Challenges and Prospects

    Dear PSEB Member,

    A two-day Conference on Cyber Data Security and Privacy would be held in Lahore from 13th to 14th September 2017.

    As per information submitted by the organizers, the conference “is going to address the issues, challenges, and prospects arising due to the rapid digitization of critical data of the organizations operating in different industries. This is a professional conference targeting high profile C-Level audience and speakers from multiple sectors”.

    According to the organizers, the main theme of the event is “to understand the significance of making digital data networks secure, highlight industry specific (banking, insurance, telecom, e-commerce, etc.) unique issues and solutions relevant to data security and privacy, to introduce multiple hardware and software solutions available for data security and privacy as well as lay down the R&D agenda for future knowledge advancement in collaboration with academia in the area of data privacy and security”. Conference would comprise of the following sessions:

    1. Opening Session: Digital Transformation: A Driver for Cyber Security.

    2. Customer Data Management Challenges in Cyber Space.

    3. Panel Discussion: Data Security and Privacy Issues in Financial Sector.

    4. Hardware / Software Support Systems for Secure Data Management.

    5. Cyber Governance, Compliance, and Implementation.

    6. Security Challenges in Digital Transaction: e-commerce, e-banking, and Mobile Financial Services.

    7. Closing Session: Prospects and Road Ahead for Cyber Data Security and Privacy.

    For information on the event pertaining to attending the conference, speaking slots or sponsorship opportunities, you may contact Manqoosh ur Rehman, Director Sales & Marketing, Creative Fusion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0302-4556733.

    Best Regards,

    (Jahanzaib Shafi)

    Manager International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    Agha Khan Road, F-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Telephone: +92-51-9211124/9201466

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  • Participation in MWC Americas, San Francisco in September 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    In-line with the Governments objective to boost IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at MWC Americas, scheduled to be held in San Francisco, USA between September 12-14, 2017.

    As per the information submitted by the organizers “The MWC Americas exhibition will showcase 1,000 exhibitors through a combination of exhibition stands, pavilions and hospitality space. Pavilions from Canada, China and Korea are already confirmed and we are seeing extremely strong support for Mobile World Congress Americas from operators and players from across the mobile ecosystem, including AT&T, Sprint and Verizon who are all committed to exhibiting at the event.” Further information on the event is available at https://www.mwcamericas.com/

    PSEB would be setting up a Pakistan IT Pavilion at 2017 MWC Americas. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at the aforementioned IT exhibition, PSEB has decided to offer substantial subsidy. The short-listed companies would pay Rs. 200,000/-after availing PSEB subsidy to exhibit at MWC Americas 2017 in a fully built exhibit space with all necessary facilitates. Companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and all other miscellaneous expense.

    Interested companies having valid PSEB membership, are requested to fill out the Application form available here and submit to the undersigned with all requisite attachments by August 7, 2017.

    1. Application Form and signed ToRs. Both must have company stamp as well.

    2. Company Profile.

    3. Information on Products/Services that would be projected through the event.

    4. Demand draft of PKR 220,000/- in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of no-show after selection. Please note that Rs. 20,000 would be refunded upon submission of tour and leads report after the event as per format provided by PSEB.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries before the deadline.

    Best regards,

    (Jahanzaib Shafi)

    Manager International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    Agha Khan Road, F-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Telephone: +92-51-9211124/9201466

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  • Exhibit at China Hi Tech Fair 2017

    Dear PSEB member,

    PSEB hereby invites applications from PSEB member companies interested in exhibiting at China Hi Tech Fair 2017. Eligible companies would be offered fully built exhibit space in an open format Pakistan IT Pavilion.

    China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF) is held in Shenzhen from November 16 to 21 every year. It is co-hosted by Ministry of Commerce and other State Ministries and Shenzhen Municipal People's Government and is among the most influential Chinese technical exhibition, well known for being the "No. 1 Technology Show in China." With 150,000 sqm of space, 3600exhibitors, delegations from 28 countries, and nearly 600,000 visitors from 90 countries, China HI Tech fair is easily among the world’s largest IT exhibitions. At CHTF 2016, exhibitors showcased thousands of hi-tech products, which covered industries of Energy Saving & Environmental Protection, Smart Wearable Devices, Internet+, Unmanned System, Robot, Big Data, New Energy, New Material, IOT, Smart Home, Optoelectronics Display, Aerospace, Smart City and Modern Agriculture. 243 forums, conferences, seminars, workshops, salons and product launches were also held during the six-day event.  

    As per information provided by the exhibitors “dozens of Chinese provinces will send exhibition delegations to China HiTech Fair. Further information on the fair is available at http://www.chtf.com/english.

    Chinese Market is already the second largest economy and is expected to surpass the US as the largest economy in the world by 2025.  For perspective on the size of the Chinese IT market, Chinese IPOs have included Alibaba ($25 billion), Sunny Mobile (US$485 million), 500.com (US$665 million), 58.com (US$2.4 billion), and Qunar.com (US$3.11 billion).

    The companies would be provided with fully built exhibit space within Pakistan Pavilion with all necessary facilitates. To motivate IT companies to exhibit at China Hi Tech Fair, selected PSEB member companies would have to pay only Rs. 50,000 to exhibit in Pakistan Pavilion at China Hi Tech Fair 2017 and would include complimentary hotel room for one representative of the company as well as transport facility from hotel to the exhibition arena for the duration of the exhibition. Companies would be responsible for remaining expenses such as air travel, visa fees and other miscellaneous expenses. The selected companies would also need to submit a security deposit of Rs. 20,000 which would be refunded after submission of leads report as per stipulated PSEB format.

    Application forms and TORs are available here and must be submitted to the undersigned by Aug 11, 2017 along with the following documents:

    • Duly filled-in Application Form
    • Company Profile
    • Information of Products and Services to be projected at the exhibition.
    • Objectives Statement
    • Signed TORs
    • Demand draft of Rs. 70,000 in favor of PSEB and would be refunded in case the company is not selected or if a company withdraws its EOI before intimation by PSEB on the selection status. The application fee and security deposit would be forfeited if the selected company withdraws after selection by PSEB or does not show up at the exhibition.

    For queries, kindly contact the undersigned before the deadline.

    Best regards,

    (Jahanzaib Shafi)

    Manager International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    Agha Khan Road, F-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Telephone: +92-51-9211124/9201466

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  • ITCN 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), in line with its policy of bolstering the local IT Sector of Pakistan hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at ITCN 2017 (September 19-21) at Expo Center, Karachi.

    According to ITCN organizers “this Business-to-Business Exhibition aims to be a one-stop shop for ICT Industry that includes but not limited to Business Solutions, Telecom Solutions, Government Solutions, Cloud Computing, Data Center Solutions, Banking Solutions, Health Solutions, Retail Solutions, Digital Marketing, Consumer Technology, Security and Computer Hardware Solutions in front of thousands of potential buyers, who will be attending the Show. The Event is proven to be the preferred venue for thousands of prospective buyers for Software Sector and Industry Professionals to get up to date information on latest technological advancements and industry developments.” Further information on the event is available at http://itcnasia.com/.

    PSEB would provide subsidy to selected PSEB member companies having valid PSEB membership for exhibiting at ITCN Asia 2017. After availing the subsidy, the shortlisted PSEB member company would pay only PKR 35,000 for the following benefits:

    • • Shell space (9 sqm) with Fascia Name, 1 Counter, 2 Chairs, 3 Spot Lights and Power Socket
    • • Company Profile in the Event’s Catalogue
    • • Corporate Visitor Passes (200 Complimentary)
    • • Opening Ceremony (02 invitations Complimentary)

    Your company would be provided with independent space with walls. You may bring your marketing material such as backdrop, brochures, banners, and standees for effectively marketing your products and services. A PSEB representative would be available at all times to address any issues pertaining to PSEB Pavilion.

    Application forms and signed TORs are available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/itcn-form-2017.pdf. The duly filled in application form and signed TORs must be submitted to undersigned official along with the following by July 31, 2017 by 4 PM.

    • • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event)
    • • Demand draft of Rs. 30,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (refundable in case of non-selection).

    PSEB has to intimate ITCN about the number of confirmed stalls therefore any applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Hence, kindly submit your application form along with payment by July 31, 2017 positively to PSEB office.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Expo Pakistan 2017

    Dear Member Company,

    Pakistan Software Export Board in line with the policy to bolster local IT Sector hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at EXPO Pakistan 2017, scheduled to be held at the Karachi Expo Center from November 9 - 12, 2017.

    EXPO Pakistan, organized by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and held for 9 consecutive years, has evolved into a major exhibition. This annual event offers an ideal platform to PSEB member companies to interact with prospective local and overseas customers. As per the information provided by the organizers, the four-day Expo Pakistan "showcases the largest collection of Pakistan's export merchandise and has thus become the primary sourcing point for a large number of businesses worldwide, giving them a head start on buying and ordering. Foreign exhibitors, from neighboring countries, also utilize Expo Pakistan to launch their respective products and Services."

    According to organizers, this year, an inaugural dinner at Governor House on November 08th, 2017 has been arranged for the delegates & exhibitors to meet informally with each other. The first three days of Expo Pakistan shall be exclusively for B2B meetings of our respected Exhibitors with their relevant buyers as per our last practices. Minister for Commerce, Secretary TDAP & the Chief Executive, TDAP shall also be available at the expo center to meet the foreign buyers & will meet Exhibitors. The last day of event will be open for the general public (November 12th, 2017).

    Additional information on the event can be obtained at http://expopakistan.gov.pk

    Subsidy would be provided by PSEB to selected PSEB member companies for exhibiting at Expo Pakistan 2017. In return, PSEB expects that the exhibiting PSEB member companies would effectively utilize their respective presence at Expo Pakistan 2017 by soliciting prospective customers, developing necessary business contacts and exploring cooperation and collaboration possibilities.

    PSEB member companies would pay Rs. 30,000 only for a 12 sqm space. Application forms and TORs for exhibiting may be downloaded from http://pseb.org.pk/images/docs/expo-pakistan-form-2017.pdf and be submitted with following:

    • Demand draft of PKR 30,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (Refundable in case of non-selection).
    • Duly filled-in application Form.
    • Signed TORs.

    Kindly submit your application and bank draft along with the above mentioned documents to the undersigned by July 31, 2017 by 11:00 A.M. Please note that only companies with current PSEB membership would be considered.

    Kindly do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Expression of interest in International Exhibitions & Delegations

    Dear PSEB member,

    In-line with the efforts to enhance IT exports, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits expression of interest from PSEB member companies to exhibit at international exhibitions during calendar year 2017-18.

    After companies have paid their stall share after PSEB’s subsidy, the selected PSEB member companies would have an opportunity to exhibit in PSEB’s Pavilion at selected international exhibitions thereby providing PSEB member IT companies a viable platform to market their respective products/services and to generate new business leads. PSEB will participate in only those events in which at least 4-5 companies submit their application and payment.

    The list of exhibitions is as under:

    Event Location Month
    Mobile World Congress USA Sep-17
    ITU Telecom World South Korea Sep-17
    GITEX Dubai Oct-17
    China Hi Tech Fair Shenzhen Nov-17
    Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS) Canada Nov-17
    Africom South Africa Dec-17
    Mobile World Congress Spain Feb-18
    CeBIT Europe Germany Mar-18
    CeBIT Australia Australia May-18

    Outbound Delegations

    PSEB organizes overseas delegations to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of information technology. The members of the delegations are expected to solicit business, foreign investment and explore avenues for enhancing bilateral cooperation in the IT arena. 50% of the airfare for one representative per selected IT Company would be reimbursed by PSEB. In 2018, PSEB is proposing following delegations comprising of the representatives of selected PSEB member IT Companies:

    Event Location Month
    Pak Japan IT Forum Tokyo, Japan Jan-18
    OPEN Silicon Valley San Francisco, USA Apr-18
    Delegation to UK London, UK Feb-18

    PSEB may cancel participation in any event at any time without assigning any reason. In case, PSEB cancels participations in an event, the application fee would be refunded and the companies may apply for other events. One company can participate in one international PSEB subsidized exhibition per calendar year and can be part of one PSEB sponsored delegation in one calendar year. Companies that cancel participation in the event after selection by PSEB would pay a fine as determined by PSEB. Companies that fail to show up at the event would also have to pay a fine. Selected companies for international exhibitions would have to pay a security deposit that would be refunded following submission of a tour report as per PSEB format. Kindly note, that your company must have valid PSEB membership to be eligible.

    Kindly email your expression of interest with regards to the exhibition and countries for delegations that your company is interested in participating in during 2017-18. You may also recommend additional exhibitions/countries for delegations, to the undersigned via email by 16 June, 2017 at latest.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • PSEB IT AWARDS 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) launched IT Awards last year to motivate and to recognize the top IT exporters of Pakistan with immense success and positive feedback from the industry. PSEB is planning to hold IT Export Awards 2017 during second half of this year with initial details/requirements as shared below.

    I. Top IT Exporter Awards:

    IT & ITeS companies with annual export remittances of US$ one million and above by the end of June 2017 are encouraged to apply for PSEB’s IT Awards 2017. Applications will be accepted during the month of July 2017 only with a deadline of 31st July, 2017. Applications should be addressed to the undersigned, and submitted along with copies of all Form-R/PRC for the period July 2016 to June 2017. Only following IT-related purpose codes will be considered (9181, 9182,9183, 9184, 9185, 9102) and any form-R/PRC with non-IT sector purpose code will not be considered. It is also important to note that any PSEB registration expiring prior to June 2017 will not be considered. So please ensure that PSEB registration is renewed on time. Top IT exporter awards will be given as follows:

    • More than $20 million in annual remittances – Platinum Award

    • Between $10-$20 million in annual remittances – Gold Award

    • Between $5-10 million in annual remittances – Silver Award

    Top 10 exporters will receive awards, and top 50 exporters will be recognized in PSEB’s marketing and promotional material, including PSEB’s web site and social media.

    II. Top 3 IT Startup Awards:

    Top Startups registered with PSEB will receive awards. In order to be considered, startup company should have been established in July 2012 or after (less than five years in business), with a minimum annual revenue of US$ 100,000 using IT-sector purpose codes only on Form-R/PRC. Applications should be addressed to the undersigned, and submitted during the month of July 2017 along with copies of all Form-R/PRC for the period July 2016 to June 2017.

    III. Top 3 IT Exhibitors:

    PSEB participates in international exhibitions with IT companies every year to market Pakistan’s IT industry and to generate new leads and exports for IT companies. Some of the leads have converted to deals over the last couple of years. During 2016-17, many companies participated with PSEB in international events and generated more than 1000 leads. Awards will be given to the top exhibitors who converted their leads to deals by signing contracts before 30th June, 2017. Copies of contracts will have to be shared by exhibitors with PSEB before 31st July, 2017 to be eligible for this award.

    IV. Top 3 Individual Consultant/Freelancer Awards:

    Top Independent Consultants/Freelancers will also be given awards this year, based on proof of remittances (bank receipts/statements, wire transfer receipts, copies of Form-R/PRC) during the period July 2016 to June 2017, along with proof of contracts with foreign parties, including freelance marketplaces. Applications should be addressed to the undersigned, and submitted during the month of July 2017 along with professional profile and records listed above.

    V. Top 3 Domestic IT Business Awards:

    In addition, top Domestic IT Business awards will be given to PSEB registered IT & ITeS companies based on gross revenue (minus exports) reported in audited financial statements for either January 2016 to December 2016, or July 2015 to June 2016 depending upon the company’s official financial year. Applications should be addressed to the undersigned, and submitted during the month of July 2017 along with audited financial statements.

    For any queries, please contact undersigned.

    Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director Operations & Administration

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex,

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext.106)

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  • Capacity Building of BPO/Call Center Industry of Pakistan

    Dear PSEB Member,

    The IT industry in Pakistan has grown significantly in the recent years due to the investment friendly policies and incentives of the Government. Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) has consistently encouraged Human Capital Development for the capacity building and growth of Pakistan’s IT industry in local and international markets.

    The Global BPO industry has seen phenomenal growth since 2002 and in 2015 it has reached $140 billion with compound annual growth rate of 6.9%. As per research carried out by A.T. Kearney for Global BPO Industry, by 2020 size of BPO industry is expected to be $250 billion.

    While our Asian neighbors are enjoying high growth in this sector (ADB Economics Working Paper, Sept. 2013), Pakistan still lacks attractiveness for investors and startups in this sector. Despite having great potential in terms of financial returns, we lack major points in following two areas as per A. T. Kearney Global Services Location Index 2016;


    • 1. People Skills and availability
    • 2. Business Environment

    No doubt, long term measures have been taken by GoP to improve the business environment with private sector but many initiatives need to be taken for development and availability of Skilled Human Resources to reap benefits from growth of this dynamic and fast growing industry.

    To enhance the current capacity of BPO/Call Center Industry of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), IBEX Global and Pakistan Institute of Management (PIM) have signed an MoU to offer trainings in the areas of technical/BPO skills development. These trainings cover the topics of customer relationship management, sales & marketing, and management of BPO/Call Center business for improvement in People Skills and its availability. The trainings are highly discounted i.e 60% discount is offered on market training rates for PSEB member companies and graduates seeking a career in BPO Industry.

    The detail of the training programs, subsidized cost and calendar are available at URL: http://www.pim.com.pk/capacity-building-for-customer-services-supervisors/. At the completion of this training program, certificate will be issued by PIM. PSEB will be acting only as an advisor of this program.

    For further details and registration, please contact Pakistan Institute of Management at following addresses:

    KARACHI:

    Mr. Azher Ali

    Pakistan Institute of Management,

    Shahrah-i-Iran, Clifton

    Phone: (021) 99251718,

    PABX (021) 99251711-14

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    LAHORE:

    Ms. Shehla Yasmeen

    Pakistan Institute of Management,

    70-B/2, Gulberg-III

    Phone: (042) 99263137,

    PABX (042) 99263133-35

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    ISLAMABAD:

    Mr. Hasnain Gardezi

    Pakistan Institute of Management,

    International Islamic University,

    Faisal Masjid Campus, Faisal Avenue

    Phone: (051) 9262610

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    Best Regards,

    Shaukat Ali

    Director Technical/CTO

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    UAN: 051-111-333-666

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    URL: http://pseb.org.pk/

    Telephone: +92-51-9201466

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  • PSEB's SEMINAR ON TAXATION OF IT INDUSTRY

    Dear Colleagues,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) conducts different industry programs including international marketing, capacity building of companies and graduates, infrastructure development, and industry advocacy on issues such as taxation and curriculum to promote and to grow the IT industry of Pakistan and its exports.

    PSEB is organizing a seminar on “Taxation of IT Industry” with the aim to appraise IT & ITeS companies of provisions of federal and provincial tax laws and address their tax issues for enhancing IT/ITeS export remittance through banking channel and also report it to State Bank of Pakistan using correct codes. The senior partners of M/s EY Ford Rhodes & Company, Chartered Accountants will deliver a presentation on the IT/ITeS Taxations Laws followed by a panel discussion. The panel discussion will help initiate a healthy debate to adopt better tax policies and improve structural and operational weakness of the tax system through efficient and friendly tax machinery to create incentives to help grow IT sector faster and compete globally.

    The objective of PSEB’s initiative is to provide an opportunity to IT companies to understand the present IT/ITeS taxation system, policies, laws, rules and procedures governing IT/ITeS export income, domestic profit / revenue and legal applicability of services and general sales tax on export income and domestic profit / revenue for the benefit of IT companies. The seminar is being organized on 15th March, 2017 at Ramada Islamabad. Planned agenda for the seminar is as follows:

     

    Registration & Networking   10:30-11:00 am
    Welcome Note Director PSEB 11:00 am
    Pakistan’s IT industry and PSEB’s contributions MD PSEB 11:05 am
    Presentation covering federal and provincial IT/ITeS taxation system, policies, laws, rules and procedures. Senior Tax Experts of M/s EY Ford Rhodes & Company, Chartered Accountants 11:15 am
    Panel discussion & systematic consensus development on (1) IT export income (2) Domestic IT taxation (3) Service Tax & GST issues Senior Tax Experts of EY Ford Rhodes, FBR, PSEB, P@SHA 11:45 am
    Remarks from FBR FBR Representative 12:45 pm
    Shield distribution   1:00 pm
    Closing remarks   1:10 pm
    Lunch   1:15 pm

     

    PSEB is inviting CEOs and CFOs from leading IT/ITeS companies in Islamabad and Rawalpindi to the seminar. Senior officials from Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) have also been invited. It will be a good opportunity for the member IT/ITeS companies to clarify their queries/clarifications related to federal and provincial taxes and reporting mechanism of export earnings to SBP etc.

    Please confirm name and / designation of participants from your enterprise by sending an email to the undersigned (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), not later than 7th March, 2017. Due to limited seats, you are requested to apply as early as possible, as confirmations will be accepted on first come first served basis.

    Best Regards,

    Sajid Iqbal

    Manager Domestic Business

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad

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    Telephone: +92-51-9220812, 9204074 (Ext.102)

  • Canada-Pakistan ICT Forum in Toronto and Montreal in May 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Canada was in the top ten exports destinations of Pakistan’s IT companies during 2015-16. Canada’s Tech Sector contributed $117 billion or 7.1% to Canada’s economic output in 2015. Some reports suggest that Canada may become the largest software exporter to the US in the future. Based on interest from Pakistan’s consulates in Canada, PSEB is planning an IT delegation to Canada for IT forums and B2B meetings in Toronto and Montreal in second half of May 2017.

    The Ministry of International Trade, Government of Canada is the co-host of the Forum and would invite industry representatives, venture capitalists and outsourcing entities for B2B matchmaking and plenary meetings. More than 400 executives of Canadian companies are being invited to this forum. To see the list of Canadian companies who could be participating in the forum, please click here. Hence, attending the Pakistan–Canada Forum can generate new leads and business opportunities for Pakistan’s IT companies in the North American market. For further information and itinerary, please click here.

    Applications are solicited from PSEB member companies interested in participating in Pakistan-Canada Software & IT Forum scheduled to be held in Toronto and Montreal from 23rd to 25th May 2017 as follows:

    • • 22nd May: Arrival in Toronto
    • • 23rd May: Full day forum with B2B sessions on outsourcing and VCs
    • • 24th May: Industrial visits and departure for Montreal in evening
    • • 25th May: Full day forum for gaming companies and startups
    • • 26th May: Departure from Toronto

    Because visa processing for Canada takes at least two months, interested companies are requested to submit requisite documents to undersigned by 13th March, 2017 at latest. No applications will be accepted after this deadline.

    • • Company Profile
    • • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event)
    • • Dully filled in, signed and stamped application form and signed and stamped TORs. Application Form & TORs are available here.
    • • Refundable Demand Draft of Rs. 20,000 in the name of Pakistan Software Export Board. The demand draft would be returned after the submission of tour and leads report to PSEB as per specified format within two weeks following the event.

    To encourage IT companies to attend the Conference, PSEB would bear cost of attending the forums and would reimburse 50% of the cost of one economy fare per company after the event following submission of necessary receipts. Companies would be responsible for their own travel arrangements, accommodation and other associated costs. However, approximate hotel costs are mentioned as under for reference:

    • • Hotel Stay in Toronto: $120 + tax per night on twin sharing basis.
    • • Air Travel Toronto-Montreal-Toronto is $200/- per person.
    • • Hotel Stay in Montreal: $116 + tax per night on twin sharing basis.

    Hence, two nights in Toronto followed by two nights in Montreal will cost around $672 plus taxes. Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries before the deadline.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Jahanzaib Shafi

    Manager International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex,

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-51-9201466

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  • 3rd RCCI Annual ICT Awards, 11th April 2017, PC Hotel, Rawalpindi

    Dear PSEB Member,

    RCCI, in collaboration with PSEB, is organizing 3rd Annual ICT Awards on 11th April, 2016 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Rawalpindi and is inviting IT & ITeS companies to apply for the awards by submitting an online application available at http://www.rcciictawards.com (Deadline: 22nd March, 2016).

    As per information provided by the organizers, RCCI has formulated a distinguished panel of judges for merit-based selection of winners. Nominations will be forwarded to the selection committee comprising of the panelists for further process; regular categories and 6 eHealth categories.

    In addition to the RCCI Awards, an e-health conference, organized by RCCI, would also be held. The theme of the conference would be "Digital Healthcare" and would have panel discussion. The keynote speaker is the renowned healthcare expert and strategist as well as President eHealth Association of Pakistan.

    RCCI is offering branding and sponsorship opportunities as well. For further information on event and contact details click here.

    Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director Operations & Administration

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex,

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext.106)

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  • INNOVATION AFRICA DIGITAL SUMMIT 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Applications are solicited from PSEB member companies interested in participating in Innovation Africa Digital Summit scheduled to be held between 25 – 27 April 2017 at Speke Resort, Munyonyo, Uganda.

    According to the organizers, the IAD summit will be attended by a unique blend of around 350 high-level decision makers from across Africa, including those people responsible for the development and implementation of Smart public sector projects such as Smart Cities, Smart Government, Smart Healthcare, Smart Education. These CIOs, Project Leaders, State Governors, City Mayors among others would be joined by Policy Makers and Regulators from across Africa. For further information, click here and for Conference Agenda, click here.

    Participating in the trade summit could potentially provide significant networking opportunities for Pakistani IT companies. Interested companies are requested to submit requisite documents to undersigned by 28th February, 2017.

    • • Company Profile
    • • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event)
    • • Dully filled in, signed and stamped application form and signed and stamped TORs. Application Form & TORs are available here.

    Pay order of Rs. 20,000 in the name of Pakistan Software Export Board. This deposit will be refunded upon submission of tour and leads report after the event.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Jahanzaib Shafi

    Manager International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex,

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-51-9201466

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  • Tender Notice For Selection of Web Hosting Company

    Pakistan Software Export Board (Guarantee) Limited (PSEB) is an apex Government body under Ministry of Information Technology with the mandate to promote Pakistan’s IT industry in local and international markets. PSEB invites sealed proposals from reputed Web hosting firms registered with PSEB and FBR for PSEB’s Industry web Portal, Blogs and Official website.

    Initially contract will be awarded for one year and it may be subsequently extendable as per mutual understanding with selected vendor for further period of three (03) years.

    Single stage two envelops procedure will be followed. The TOR for Expression of Interest for the Web Portal is available here. The complete technical & financial proposals as per TOR’s instructions should be submitted on or before Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:00 am, which will be opened on the same day at 11:30 am at the following address:

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Find new customers at CEBIT Australia

    Dear PSEB Member,

    In-line with the Governments objective to boost IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at CeBIT Australia, scheduled to be held in Sydney, Australia between; May 23-25, 2017.

    As per the information submitted by the organizers “CeBIT Australia is the country’s largest business event, focusing on business solutions solved via technology. The three-day event would feature 350+ exhibitors; 8 conferences with 170+ speakers; international keynotes, 6 strategic panels, and social events among others. A part of the exhibition would be dedicated to startups so that they can showcase their latest exciting products and services. Delegates at the CeBIT Startup Conference will be presented with a dynamic line-up of speakers including successful start-ups who have transitioned into multi-million dollar companies, as well as investors, VCs and angels plus government agencies dedicated to helping start-ups succeed. PwC estimates that the Australian start-up sector could deliver $109 billion to the economy and create over half a million jobs.

    Australian IT spending was nearly A$80 billion in 2016. Information Technology services represent one of the largest revenue segments in Australia at A$29 billion. Spending on devices (mobile phones, PCs, tablets and printers) is estimated at A$10.5 billion. It is pertinent to note that Software is the fastest growing segment, which increased 9.6 percent to A$10.3 billion in 2016. For further information click here.

    PSEB will be setting up a Pakistan IT Pavilion at 2017 CeBIT Australia. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at Australian IT exhibition, PSEB has decided to offer substantial subsidy on a fully built exhibit space. The shortlisted companies would pay Rs. 250,000/- for a 4.5sqm exhibit space after availing PSEB subsidy. Companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and all other miscellaneous expenses.

    PSEB solicits applications from PSEB member IT companies having valid membership, who intend to exhibit at the said event. Kindly fill out the form available here and submit to the undersigned with all requisite attachments by February 22, 2017.

    • • Application form and signed ToR
    • • Company Profile
    • • Demand draft of PKR 250,000/- in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of no-show after selection.
    • Security Deposit of Rs. 20,000, which would be returned to the companies after the submission of Tour and Leads report to PSEB

    Please note that Rs. 20,000 would be refunded upon submission of tour and leads report after the event as per format provided by PSEB. Hence, net cost for stall space after PSEB’s subsidy will be Rs. 230,000.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Find new opportunities at ICT Investment Forum, Dubai from April 10-12, 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Applications are solicited from PSEB member companies interested in participating in the ICT Investment forum for emerging markets scheduled to be held between 10-12 April 2017 in Dubai. The theme of the ICT Investment Forum is “Partnerships to connect the next billion” and would be hosted by the Telecommunications Authority of UAE at Dubai International Financial Centre.

    The event is being organized by Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization, which was created in August 1901 and has been engaged in global ICT agenda, assisting member countries in areas such as technical support, capacity building and knowledge sharing. As per information submitted by the organizers, the three day event will bring together ICT & Finance Ministers, ICT &Finance Regulators, Telecom Operators, Investment Bankers, Lawyers, Consultants, Infrastructure & Technology providers, International bodies and Investment promotion agencies as well as other regional and international economic and ICT institutions. For further information on the Forum, kindly visit http://www.cto.int/events/upcoming-events/ict-invest-forum-2017/

    To facilitate companies to attend the Forum, PSEB would pay forum’s registration fee of 325 pounds for one representative of each selected company provided companies submit a refundable pay order of Rs. 20,000 by 10th February, 2017 at latest. All other expenses would be the responsibility of the selected companies.

    Interested companies are requested to submit following documents to undersigned by February 10, 2017.

    • Company Profile
    • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event)
    • Dully filled in, signed and stamped application form and signed and stamped TORs. Application Form & TORs are available here.
    • Security Deposit of Rs. 20,000, which would be returned to the companies after the submission of Tour and Leads report to PSEB

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Remittances of IT industry in first half of 2016-17

    Dear PSEB Members,

    It is encouraging to see more companies using the correct purpose codes on Form-R and PRCs with their respective banks when reporting export remittances to State Bank of Pakistan. IT remittances during first half of 2016-17 (July–December 2016) are $306 million at an average of $51 million per month. This translates to a growth rate of 18.11% in remittances of IT and IT enabled Services during the first half when compared with the same period last year. Although this is a positive sign, PSEB’s target for 2016-17 is a growth of at least 30% in remittances by June 2017. To achieve the target of $730 million for 2016-17, monthly IT remittances for the remaining 6 months will have to be around $70 million a month till June 2017. This is achievable considering that we have more than 2000 IT companies averaging at least $50,000 per month.

    Recently, PSEB and Ministry of IT had recognized the top IT exporters of Pakistan where Minister of IT gave awards to the top IT exporters and top IT startups based on remittances reported through the banking channel. The next awards event will be held based on IT remittances reported during July 2016-June 2017 and there’s an opportunity for other IT companies to win the awards later this year by improving remittance reporting through the banking channel.

    The performance of our IT & ITeS industry during the first six months of current fiscal year in terms of export remittances reported by the State Bank of Pakistan is as follows:

    S # Purpose SBP Code Exports in Millions US$ (Jul–Dec 2016) Monthly Average(Million USD)
    A Computer Services   $265.110 $44.19
    1 Export of Computer Software 9184 $127.838 $21.3
    2 Software Consultancy Services 9182 $101.289 $16.9
    3 Other Computer Services 9185 $33.386 $5.6
    4 Hardware Consultancy Services 9181 $2.216 $0.4
    5 Maintenance & Repairs of Computers 9183 $0.381 $0.1
    B Call Centers 9102 $40.863 $6.8
      TOTAL (A +B)   $305.973 $51.0

     

    At this rate, the total IT remittances are expected to be around $610 million (July 2016 – June 2017) which is $120 million lower than the target of at least $730 million for the current fiscal year. In order to continue receiving incentives such as export income tax exemption from the Government, it is important that IT industry keeps working towards correct code reporting, so that actual size of IT exports is reflected in the State Bank of Pakistan reporting to help us in obtaining more benefits and incentives from the Government in future.

    Several companies are still using non-IT/expense codes which results in underreporting of IT remittances. It is important to understand that services being provided by your company’s Pakistan office have value and the monthly payment received from the principal office abroad is to be reported as an IT remittance in codes assigned to the IT sector (and not in codes for expenses).

    In case of SMEs, there is a tendency to avoid completing the Form-R/PRC exercise with the bank on the time of receiving inward remittance, and the banks end up misreporting IT export remittances in non-IT sector codes. Then, there are SMEs which receive inward remittance in their personal foreign exchange account. This does not help the IT sector either as such transactions are reported against personal remittances and hence IT remittances get under-reported. It may please be noted that any revenue which is not reported on R-form to state bank as exports revenue will be treated as domestic revenue by tax authorities and can be taxable. Hence, to protect against exports revenue being taxed, it is important that your bank reports remittance receipts to State Bank whenever they are received.

    We are confident that our industry is capable of achieving the above target by June 2017. In case of any queries about remittance reporting, please feel free to contact the undersigned for information and guidance.

    Best Regards,

    Sajid Iqbal

    Manager Domestic Business

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad.

    Ph: +92-51-9220812, 9204074 (Ext.102)

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  • GET YOUR COMPANY CERTIFIED IN ISO27001/ISO20000 USING PSEB'S SUBSIDY

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is the Government agency mandated to promote Pakistan’s IT Industry locally and internationally.

    ISO/IEC 20000 is the international standard for IT service management. ISO/IEC 20000 reflects best practice guidance contained within the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework (reference needed). ISO 20000 is the Code of practice and describes the best practices for Service Management Processes within the scope. The code of Practice will be of particular use to organizations preparing to be audited against ISO 20000 or planning service improvements.

    ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). Organizations, which meet the standard, may be certified compliant by an independent and accredited certification body on successful completion of a formal compliance audit.

    PSEB has already assisted 110 companies in achieving ISO9001, 11 companies in achieving ISO27001/BS7799 and 23 companies in CMMI Level-2, Level-3 & Level-5. PSEB now wants to assist more companies each with ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 certifications.

    PSEB member companies interested in acquiring ISO27001/20000 Certifications through PSEB’s assistance are invited to submit their EOI by 30th January, 2017 at 15:00 pm. Only companies, which have a current registration with PSEB, will be eligible for the certification program.

    Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) for selecting companies for PSEB’s assistance are available at http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/TORs-Selection-of-Companies-for-ISO27001--ISO20000.pdf

    Director Projects

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad

    Phone: 051-9211094

    Fax: 051-9204075

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  • Office Space Available in PSEB's STP in Rawalpindi and Lahore

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is facilitating the IT industry by establishing new Software Technology Parks (STPs) with internet and backup power facilities and affordable rentals. PSEB is presently managing thirteen (13) Software Technology Parks in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad/ Rawalpindi where more than 850,000 Sq.ft of IT-enabled office space has been provisioned for 90 IT firms engaged in consulting, software development, BPO and other IT businesses.

    Pakistan Software Export Board has established another Software Technology Park in Meridian Software Technology Park, Near Rehmanabad metro bus stop, Murree Road, Rawalpindi. This building offers approximately 44,720 Sq.ft of office space for immediate occupancy by IT companies. After many rounds of negotiations with the owner, PSEB has brought down rental rate to Rs. 70 per sqft for IT companies.

    Covered Area Sq.ft Parking area Rent /sft Power Back-up /Generator Air Conditioner PSEB data node
    44,720 Available in basement Rs.70/sft Including security, janitorial facilities, elevators and escalators Available on pay per use basis Provisioning for independent units Available

    Area and facilities provided are as under:

    Following nine IT companies have moved their business operations in the above STP:

    1. 1. Allainet Pvt. Ltd
    2. 2. Interactive
    3. 3. PMTAC
    4. 4. Tejari Pakistan
    5. 5. Glare Communication
    6. 6. Glee Teck
    7. 7. Virtelligence Information Services
    8. 8. Ahmad Kaleem and co
    9. 9. Soft Ideas

    Limited office space is available for IT companies registered with PSEB. Space shall be offered on a first come first served basis.

    Further office space of about 6500 sqft is available in AHIL Software Technology Park (4-Shershah Block New Garden Town), Lahore

    For site visit and other details, please contact undersigned.

    Best Regards,

    Mr. Muhammad Akbar

    Manager Infrastructure,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Evacuee Trust Complex, 2nd Floor,

    Aga Khan Road, F-5/1, Islamabad

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Telephone: 9204074 Ext-109

    Direct line: 051-9220811

    Cell 0345-5556777

  • Find new customers at CeBIT Australia 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    CeBIT Australia is scheduled to be held in Sydney, Australia between; May 23-25, 2017. TDAP is planning to have a major presence of Pakistani companies and in this regard is soliciting applications http://pseb.org.pk/images/Exhibition_Form_2013.pdf. TDAP’s advertisement soliciting the interest of Pakistani entities is available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/CEBIT-Australia-2017.pdf. The cost for exhibit space in Pakistan Pavilion is Rs. 220,000 and must be submitted to TDAP along with the application.

    CeBIT is Australia’s largest and longest running business technology event in Asia Pacific focusing on business solutions solved through IT. The three-day event would feature 350+ exhibitors; 8 conferences with 170+ speakers; international keynotes, 6 strategic panels, and social events among others. A part of the exhibition would be dedicated to startups so that they can showcase their latest exciting products and services. Delegates at the CeBIT Startup Conference will be presented with a dynamic line-up of speakers including successful start-ups who have transitioned into multi-million dollar companies, as well as investors, VCs and angels plus government agencies dedicated to helping start-ups succeed. PwC estimates that the Australian start-up sector could deliver $109 billion to the economy and create over half a million jobs.

    Australian IT spending was nearly A$80 billion in 2016. Information Technology services represent one of the largest revenue segments in Australia at A$29 billion. Spending on devices (mobile phones, PCs, tablets and printers) is estimated at A$10.5 billion. It is pertinent to note that Software is the fastest growing segment, which increased 9.6 percent to A$10.3 billion in 2016.

    Participation in CeBIT Australia would therefore be beneficial to IT companies intending to develop business contacts in Australia.

    For information on the event or any queries, you may contact Mr. Faisal Rasheed Awan, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 021-99206471. Kindly note that, all applications and payments must be sent directly to TDAP and not PSEB.

    The deadline for submission of application to TDAP is January 20, 2017.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

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  • Trilateral Trade and Investment Conference “Pakistan as a Digital Powerhouse”

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Applications are solicited from PSEB member companies interested in participating in the Trilateral Trade & Investment Conference scheduled to be held in London on 8th March, 2017.

    According to the organizers, which include two members of the European Parliament, the proposed summit would bring together key stakeholders to discuss the development of a strategic action plan towards the socio-economic transformation of Pakistan’s digital sector in the global economy with particular focus on collaborative opportunities with United Kingdom and Czech Republic. For Conference Agenda, click here.

    Participating in the trade summit could potentially provide significant networking opportunities for Pakistani IT companies interesting in working with UK and Czech based entities. Minister of IT, Mrs. Anusha Rahman, is the keynote speaker for the conference. It is pertinent to note that the conference would have entrepreneurs and investors from London Tech City as well.

    To encourage IT companies to attend the Conference, PSEB would reimburse 50% of the cost of one economy return air fare after the event, following the submission of tour and leads report to PSEB.

    • Company Profile
    • Dully filled in, signed and stamped application form and signed and stamped TORs. Application Form & TORs are available here.
    • If a participating company submits event and leads report within one week of the end date of the event, then PSEB will refund Rs. 10,000 to that company.

     

    PSEB will review your application & let you know by January 16, 2017 if you qualify. Qualification is based on both the strength of your application & number of available slots.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

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  • Find New Customers at CeBIT Hannover 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    In-line with the mandate to grow IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at CEBIT Hannover, scheduled to be held in Hannover, Germany from 20 – 24 March, 2017.

    CeBIT is considered to be the largest ICT exhibitions in the world. World’s top companies, key decision-makers, professional attended and prospective buyers attend CeBIT on regular basis. The event is also host to high-caliber guest speakers, leading journalists and bloggers thereby ensuring maximum media coverage. As per the organizers “No other ICT event offers better prospects for networking at an international level, initiating new business deals and generating so many new leads in a short space of time”.

    PSEB will be setting up a Pakistan IT Pavilion at CeBIT 2017, Hannover, Germany. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at the IT exhibition, PSEB would offer substantial subsidy on fully built exhibit space in a customized Pakistan Pavilion to selected IT companies.

    Interested companies are requested to submit duly filled in and stamped Application Form and TORs available here along with requisite documents to undersigned by 16th January, 2017.

    • Company Profile
    • Demand draft of PKR 260,000/- in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of no-show after selection.
    • If a participating company submits event and leads report within one week of the end date of the event, then PSEB will refund Rs. 10,000 to that company.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

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  • DICE 2016 Mega Innovation & Entrepreneurship Event

    Dear PSEB Member,

    NUST School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (SMME), in collaboration with DICE Foundation, USA is organizing the “10th Anniversary of all Pakistan DICE 2016 Mega Innovation & Entrepreneurship Event” on December 21-22, 2016 at NUST central campus in Islamabad.

    As per information submitted by the organizers “DICE Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Michigan, USA, and aims to fuel socio-economic development in Pakistan by promoting Innovation in key technology domains. The Foundation was constituted by Pakistani expat community based in US in a bid to inculcate a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in their homeland. The event entails display of research innovations, products and technologies by renowned academic institutes, Industry players and technology vendors. Many new innovative ideas and projects have been presented in this mega event in the past and numerous new collaborations between participating teams have emerged as a result of their active participation”.

    The organizers of the event expect participation from key players in different industries, including ICT & Telecom, Engineering, Energy, Automotive, Biotechnology to mention a few. The event would offer an excellent opportunity to ICT entities an excellent platform to connect with the local industry but also with international players in key industries. Exhibitors would also include products and technologies by renowned academic institutes, industry players and technology vendors in addition to a symposium in key technology related domains. The event will witness participation of senior government officials, intellectuals and key Industry players from all over Pakistan and abroad.

    Participants would have the opportunity to showcase their products and technologies in various categories. The broad categories are as follows:

    • Group A: Engineering & Technology, Computer Sciences and Information Technology
    • Group B: Physical Sciences and Agricultural Sciences
    • Group C: Arts & Humanities, Business and Social Sciences
    • Group D: Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences and Veterinary Sciences

    Free exhibit space with all necessary amenities amenitieswould be provided to all the invited Industry members.

    Stall registrations are currently open and can be made online here

    For further information you may contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit DICE website http://dice.smme.nust.edu.pk/

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

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  • Find gaming customers at GDC 2017 in San Francisco

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is the government body focused on marketing Pakistan’s IT industry and its potential through participation in international exhibitions with Pakistani IT companies. These exhibitions offer a good opportunity to IT companies to meet potential customers and investors and to generate new leads for outsourcing and investment.

    The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professional game industry event and has been held consistently every year for over two decades. The Game Developers Conference has come a long way in size and stature, emanating from an informal gathering of about 25 developers to a weeklong conference attended by over 27,000 industry insiders and game developers. The event addresses multiple platforms, such as dedicated gaming consoles, handheld devices, online and computers. The GDC provides an excellent opportunity to interact with well-established industry veterans and to network with prospective customers and companies.

    PSEB hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies with expertise in gaming and animation to exhibit at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, USA from (February 27 – March 3, 2017). PSEB is specially looking to sponsor companies that can clearly demonstrate their expertise in gaming or animation and their commitment to building a good image of Pakistan’s gaming industry at the event.

    Interested member companies are hereby invited to submit their Expression of interest (EOI) along with the following documents by 12th December, 2016 at latest:

    • Duly filled-in Application Form
    • Company Profile including details of games developed, screenshots, and number of downloads on different apps stores, etc.
    • Objective statement and association Strategy to attain results from participation in the exhibition (See TOR for details)
    • Signed forms and payment of Rs. 250,000 in the Form of Demand Draft in the name of PSEB. The Demand Draft would be returned in case the company is not selected or if a company withdraws its EOI before intimation by PSEB on the selection status. PKR 20,000 would be refunded on submission of leads report to PSEB after the event.

    Application forms and TORs are available at: http://pseb.org.pk/images/gdc-form.pdf

    PSEB would provide dedicated pods to selected exhibitors to market their games and services. All documents and payments must be received by the undersigned before the deadline to be eligible for consideration. For any queries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the undersigned.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

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  • Find new customers at Mobile World Congress 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    In-line with its mandate to grow IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) participates in different international IT exhibitions with interested IT companies to market Pakistan’s IT industry and to generate new leads. PSEB hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain from 27 February – 3 March, 2017.

    Mobile World Congress is an annual exhibition intended for mobile industry networking, new business opportunities and deal making. In 2016, Mobile World Congress hosted more than 101,000 attendees from across the globe with 2200 companies displaying cutting-edge products and services that define the future of mobile. Annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony has also been held in conjunction with Mobile World congress for the past 20 years and is coveted for recognizing the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world.

    This year, PSEB will be setting up a Pakistan Mobile Applications Pavilion at MWC 2017. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at MWC 2017, more than 50% subsidy is being offered on space costs to PSEB member companies. PSEB member companies interested in exhibiting at MWC 2017 are requested to fill out the form available here and to submit following documents to the undersigned by December 9, 2016 at latest:

    • Expression of interest in participation via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 5, 2016
    • Company Profile
    • Details of mobile apps to be demoed at the event including features, benefits, platform, screenshots and number of download so far, etc.
    • Demand draft of PKR 250,000/- in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board to cover the remaining costs for space after PSEB’s subsidy. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of non-participation after selection. PKR 20,000 will be refunded on submission of leads report to PSEB after the event.
    • Dully filled in, signed and stamped application form and signed and stamped TORs.

    Please note that companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and other miscellaneous expenses. However, PSEB can issue visa support letters to companies which apply.

     

    For any queries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Sulman Hassan at +92-42-99239170.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

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  • Update your profile on PSEB's website

    Dear PSEB member,

    PSEB website was revamped this year to make it more receptive to the needs of PSEB member companies. The new website added many features including online company registration/renewal and update of company data such as contact information and company profiles.

    Because many foreign visitors check PSEB’s website and the company directory, all member companies should update their profile with latest contact info and their success stories to market themselves better on the website.

    To access the aforementioned features, the authorized representative would need to log in here. Enter your Member log-in and Password. If you do not remember your password, you may click on Forget Password and follow the process. The password is emailed almost instantaneously to the CEO or to the contact person provided to PSEB by your office. Please do remember to click on “I am not a robot” to complete the log in process successfully.

    You can also log into your account by clicking on selecting Company Registration here or Call Centre Registration here.

    Following successful login, your company dashboard would become visible and you may subsequently complete any number of tasks such as company registration renewal, update of contact information, company profile update etc. The dashboard looks like this:

    Kindly contact me on the contact information provided below should you have any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

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  • Extend your IT business to Central Asia by participating in Bakutel in Azerbaijan

    Dear PSEB Member Companies,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at International ICT Exhibition and Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan from November 29 to December 2, 2016.

    Bakutel 2016 is supported by the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan as well as international entities such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and therefore has become the largest ICT trade fair in the Caspian basin and Caucasus. More than 200 companies from Azerbaijan, Germany, Russia, Turkey and other countries are expected to exhibit at Bakutel this year. Exhibitors at Bakutel include ICT companies, mobile operators, communications operators, internet providers, system integrators, and distributors of well-known brands. The exhibition is expected to host numerous country pavilions.

    Azerbaijan’s IT industry is not well-developed and therefore Bakutel 2016 offers a good opportunity to Pakistani companies to offer their software and services to visitors and customers from Central Asia and Europe. PSEB member companies interested in exhibiting at Bakutel 2016 are requested to submit following documents to the undersigned by November 11, 2016 at latest:

    • Duly Filled in Application Form http://pseb.org.pk/images/bakutel-form.pdf and TORs. Both must be stamped and signed.
    • Company Profile
    • Payment of Rs. 50,000 to PSEB in the form of Demand Draft. The Demand Draft would be returned in case the company is not selected. Also please note that Rs. 20,000 will be refunded after submission of leads report to PSEB after the event. Hence, effective cost will be only Rs. 30,000.

    Selected companies will be provided exhibit space in a Pakistan Pavilion to market their software and services to prospective customers at Bakutel 2016. Please note that the companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation, and other miscellaneous expenses. However, PSEB would issue visa support letters to the representatives of the IT companies selected to exhibit at Bakutel 2016.

     

    For any queries pertaining to the event, please contact the undersigned.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

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  • IBCE 2016 Exhibition

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) invites applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at IBCE 2016 exhibition, scheduled to be held at Expo Centre Lahore on Nov 7-8, 2016.

    According to organizers, International Business Conference and Exhibition, to be held in collaboration collaboration with Jang Media Group “will create strategic linkages between Business, Academia, and Government. The event will feature numerous parallel events, international webinars, success stories, young innovator competitions, and cultural events. The key thematic areas of mentioned events are Clean Energy, Construction and Housing, Manufacturing, Services, Textile, ICT, Automobiles, Fast Moving Consumer items, Food and Agriculture”. Further information on the trade fair is available. Further information on the trade fair is available at www.ibce.com.pk

    PSEB would provide subsidy to selected PSEB member companies having valid PSEB membership for exhibiting at IBCE 2016. After availing the subsidy, the shortlisted PSEB member company would pay only Rs. 35,000 for exhibiting at the event.

    You may bring your marketing material such as backdrop, brochures, banners, and standees for effectively marketing your products and services. PSEB representatives would be available at all times at the PSEB Pavilion.

    Your company must have valid PSEB membership to be eligible. Application form and TORs available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/IBCE-Booking-form-2016-application-form.pdf, The duly filled-in application form as well as signed and stamped TORs must be submitted to Mr. Jahanzaib Shafi, Manager Marketing, PSEB, 2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad by October 14, 2016 by 4 PM along with the following:

    • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event)
    • Demand draft of Rs. 35,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (refundable in case of non-selection)

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

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  • Showcase your product/service at ITU Telecom World in Bangkok

    Dear PSEB Startup,

    ITU Telecom World 2016, a leading global technology event, will be taking place this year in Bangkok, Thailand, from 14th to 17th November 2016. The focus will be on the most effective ways to grow the digital ecosystem and the key role SMEs play in the process. Hence, this year’s event is focused towards the growth of startups and SMEs.

    "Holding this event in Bangkok adds value, as the city is at the center of a fast-growing digital economy and is an important strategic gateway to the ASEAN countries and the wider South East Asian region." said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao.

    The exhibition will showcase digital solutions and investment opportunities from nations, regions, organizations and companies and include both emerging and developed markets. It will focus on bringing high-growth SMEs, particularly from emerging markets, to the international stage.

    A world-class programme of interactive forum debates will address the issues defining the ICT industry today on the theme of “Collaborating in the Digital Economy”. Detailed program is at http://telecomworld.itu.int/2016-event/programme

    For startups and SMEs, below are some benefits of participation in the event:

    • Valuable international exposure
    • Investment and partnership potential
    • Knowledge transfer – sharing best practice, solutions and ideas
    • Unprecedented access to high-level audience of ministers, regulators, industry CEOs
    • Peer networking
    • Expert insight and understanding of critical ICT issues
    • Eligibility to enter the prestigious ITU Telecom World Awards
    • International media presence

    Hence, participation in ITU Telecom World 2016 could be immensely beneficial to startups and SMEs in terms of networking and information on emerging trends in the global ICT industry.

    PSEB is seeking startups with solid products and services to exhibit in Pakistan Pavilion at ITU Telecom World 2016. To motivate startups, PSEB is extending significant subsidies to selected startups to cover their travel and accommodation costs for 5 days in Bangkok in addition to space costs. Startups will pay approximately only 10% of the total cost whereas PSEB will pay the rest. This is a unique opportunity for Pakistani startups to network and connect with relevant stakeholders.

    To be considered for selection, your startup should be less than 5 years old and must have a valid PSEB registration. Interested eligible startups must submit the following documents along with the duly filled in application form available here.

    • Company profile including exports and domestic revenue during 2015-16 and current customers
    • Features and benefits of products to be exhibited at the event with their screenshots
    • Demand Draft of Rs. 15,000 to be mailed to the address mentioned below.

    The above information must reach the undersigned by September 30, 2016 at latest to be eligible for consideration.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • PSEB CEO FORUM - Reminder

    Pakistan Software Export Board (G) Ltd (PSEB) is a government body focused on promoting Pakistan's IT/ITeS Industry and its exports. PSEB's mission is to strengthen and promote the IT industry of Pakistan both locally and globally and to make Pakistan the second largest IT exporter in South Asia by 2017. Pakistan’s annual IT remittances have grown by 51% over the last two years from $370 million in 2013-14 to $560 million in 2015-16.

    PSEB is organizing a “CEO Forum” on 28th September, 2016 at ITCN ASIA 2016 from 2-5 PM at Karachi Expo Center. The purpose of the forum is to share future plans of PSEB with the participants and also to brief/educate the IT industry on exports reporting and federal/provincial taxes. Planned agenda for the forum is as follows:

    Welcome Address Director PSEB
    PSEB’s activities during 2015-16 and plans for 2016-17 MD PSEB
    Extend your IT business to ASEAN and USA Mr. Minhaj Khokhar
    Reporting of exports income of computer services and call centers SBP Representative
    Availing exemption of corporate tax on exports income in the light of Finance bill 2016-17 FBR Representative
    Sales Tax on Services and role of Sindh Revenue Board in registration of IT/ITeS companies SRB Representative
    Q&A with CEOs and CFOs of IT companies  
    Shield distribution  
    Refreshments  

     

    PSEB is inviting CEO’s and CFO's from leading IT/ITeS companies based in Karachi to the forum. Representatives from State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) are also invited. It will be a good opportunity for the member IT/ITeS companies to clarify their queries/clarifications with regard to exports reporting, federal and provincial taxes, exemptions etc.

    Please confirm name/designation of participants from your enterprise by sending an email to the undersigned (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), no later than Monday, 26th September, 2016. Due to limited seats, you are requested to register as early as possible.

    Those who have already confirmed to participate are requested to kindly ignore this invitation.

    Best Regards,

    Sajid Iqbal

    Manager Domestic Business

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Telephone: +92-51-9220812, 9204074 (Ext.102)

  • IBCE 2016 Exhibition

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) invites applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at IBCE 2016 exhibition, scheduled to be held at Expo Centre Lahore on Nov 7-8, 16.

    According to organizers, International Business Conference and Exhibition, to be held in collaboration collaboration with Jang Media Group “will create strategic linkages between Business, Academia, and Government. The event will feature numerous parallel events, international webinars, success stories, young innovator competitions, and cultural events. The key thematic areas of mentioned events are Clean Energy, Construction and Housing, Manufacturing, Services, Textile, ICT, Automobiles, Fast Moving Consumer items, Food and Agriculture”. Further information on the trade fair is available. Further information on the trade fair is available at www.ibce.com.pk

    PSEB would provide subsidy to selected PSEB member companies having valid PSEB membership for exhibiting at IBCE 2016. After availing the subsidy, the shortlisted PSEB member company would pay only Rs. 35,000 for exhibiting at the event.

    You may bring your marketing material such as backdrop, brochures, banners, and standees for effectively marketing your products and services. PSEB representatives would be available at all times at the PSEB Pavilion.

    Your company must have valid PSEB membership to be eligible. Application form and TORs available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/IBCE-Booking-form-2016-application-form.pdf, The duly filled-in application form as well as signed and stamped TORs must be submitted to Mr. Jahanzaib Shafi, Manager Marketing, PSEB, 2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad by September 26, 2016 by 4 PM along with the following:

    • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event)
    • Demand draft of Rs. 35,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (refundable in case of non-selection).

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Apply for China Hi Tech Fair by 15th September, 2016

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Chinese Market is already the second largest economy and is expected to surpass the US as the largest economy in the world by 2025. To have some perspective on the size of the Chinese IT market, recent Chinese IPOs include Alibaba ($25 billion), Sunny Mobile (US$485 million), 500.com (US$665 million), 58.com (US$2.4 billion), and Qunar.com (US$3.11 billion).

    Approved by the State Council of the People's Republic of China in 1999, China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF) is held in Shenzhen from November 16 to 21 every year. It is co-hosted by Ministry of Commerce and other state ministries and Shenzhen Municipal People's Government and is among the most influential Chinese technical exhibition, well known for being the "No. 1 Technology Show in China." With 150,000 sqm of space, 3686 exhibitors, delegations from 28 countries, and nearly 600,000 visitors from 90 countries, China HI Tech fair is easily among the world’s largest IT exhibitions. At CHTF 2015 last year, exhibitors showcased thousands of hi-tech products, which covered industries of Energy Saving & Environmental Protection, Smart Wearable Devices, Internet+, Unmanned System, Robot, Big Data, New Energy, New Material, IOT, Smart Home, Optoelectronics Display, Aerospace, Smart City and Modern Agriculture. Further information on the fair is available at http://www.chtf.com/english

    PSEB hereby invites applications from PSEB member companies interested in exhibiting at China Hi Tech Fair 2016 and would extend significant financial subsidies thereby significantly reducing the participation cost for the selected companies. Eligible companies would be offered exhibit space in an open format Pakistan IT Pavilion. To motivate IT companies, selected PSEB member companies would have to pay only Rs. 20,000 to exhibit in Pakistan Pavilion at China Hi Tech Fair 2016 and would include complimentary hotel room for one representative of the company for the duration of the exhibition. Companies would be responsible for remaining expenses such as air travel, local transport in China, etc.

    Application forms and TORs are available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/docs/china-hitech-fair-application-form-2016.pdf and must be submitted to the undersigned by September 15, 2016along with the following documents:

    • Duly filled-in Application Form
    • Company Profile and applications which will be demoed
    • Objectives Statement
    • Signed TORs
    • Application Fee. The demand draft should be prepared in favor of PSEB and would be refunded in case the company is not selected or if a company withdraws its EOI before intimation by PSEB on the selection status. Only six slots are available.

      For queries, kindly contact the undersigned before the deadline.

      Best Regards, ,

      Sulman Hassan

      Director International Marketing,

      Pakistan Software Export Board

      Ministry of IT & Telecom

      Government of Pakistan,

      Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

      Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

      Lahore, Pakistan.

      Telephone: +92-42-99239170

      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE IN PSEB’S NEW STP IN RAWALPINDI

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is facilitating the IT industry by establishing new Software Technology Parks (STPs) with internet and backup power facilities and affordable rentals. PSEB is presently managing twelve (12) Software Technology Parks in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad/ Rawalpindi where more than 820,000 Sq.ft of IT-enabled office space has been provisioned for ninety IT firms engaged in consulting, software development, BPO and other IT businesses.

     

    Pakistan Software Export Board has recently established another Software Technology Park in Meridian Software Technology Park, Near Rehmanabad metro bus stop, Murree Road, Rawalpindi. This building offers approximately 44,720 Sq.ft of office space for immediate occupancy by IT companies. After many rounds of negotiations with the owner, PSEB has brought down rental rate to Rs. 70 per sqft for IT companies.

     

    Area and facilities provided are as under:

     

    Covered Area

    Sq.ft

    Parking area

    Rent /sft

    Power Back-up /Generator

    Air Conditioner

    PSEB data node

    44,720

    Available in basement

    Rs.70/sft

    Including security, janitorial facilities, elevators and escalators

    Available on pay per use basis

    Provisioning for independent units

    Available

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    IT companies registered with PSEB who are looking for office space are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and explore the facility for moving their operations to a more suitable and business friendly environment. Space shall be offered on a first applied first served basis.

     

    For site visit and other details please contact undersigned before 31st August, 2016

     

    Mr. Muhammad Akbar

    Manager Infrastructure,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Evacuee Trust Complex, 2nd Floor,

    Aga Khan Road, F-5/1, Islamabad

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Phone-9204074 Ext-109

    Direct line: 051-9220811

    Fax-051-9204075

    Cell 0345-5556777

  • Global Game Exhibition G-STAR 2016

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Global Game Exhibition G-STAR 2016 is scheduled to be held in Busan, South Korea between 17-20 November 2016. G Star exhibition is the second largest gaming event in Asia and as such participation could potentially be beneficial to PSEB member IT companies.

    The event is being organized by Korea Internet & Digital Entertainment Association of the Korean Government. As per information submitted by the organizers, G-Star exhibition is organized to help companies expand exports and promote communication and exchange between nations. The exhibition will be a great opportunity for foreign companies to learn where its target customers are, which cities to focus on, and even where to base its operations. G Star will commemorate its 12th year with the launch of a new, larger than ever exhibition, where a diverse range of new products and services in the global gaming and interactive industries would be show cased with world’s leading gaming professionals in one location.” G Star 2015 had exhibitors from 35 countries with 633 exhibitors, 2636 booths and 200,000+ visitors. Additional information on the event is at http://www.gstar.or.kr/eng/

    PSEB would extend substantial financial subsidy to selected PSEB member IT companies interested in exhibiting at G Star 2016. After availing PSEB subsidy, a 9sqm standard, shell scheme booth would cost just Rs. 90,000.

    Your company must have valid PSEB membership to be eligible. Application form and TORs available here. The duly filled-in application form as well as signed and stamped TORs must be submitted to Mr. Jahanzaib Shafi, Manager Marketing, PSEB, 2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad by Sept 5, 2016 by 4 PM along with the following: • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event). • Demand draft of Rs. 90,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (refundable in case of non-selection). • Security Deposit in the form of demand draft, refundable after submission of the tour report as per stipulated format.

    For information on the event or any queries, you may contact Mr. Faisal Rasheed Awan, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 021-99206471. Kindly note that all applications and payments must be sent directly to TDAP and not PSEB by 12th August, 2016 at latest.

    The ITU Telecom World Awards will recognize excellence and innovation in ICT solutions with social impact from SMEs and corporates alike. Targeted networking opportunities, events and tools will connect SMEs with ministers, regulators, industry CEOs, UN organizations, consultants, entrepreneurs, media and academia.

    As per the organizers, the ITU event attracts senior most decision makers from both public and private sector entities including Heads of State, Ministers, Heads of Regulatory Authorities, CEOs, Academia, Digital Innovators and SME Entrepreneurs. This year’s event would comprise of demos, forum sessions and targeted B2B/B2G networking opportunities with an exhibition on digital solutions, a forum for sharing knowledge and a networking hub to connect, exchange ideas and explore partnership and investment opportunities. Participation in ITU Telecom World 2016 therefore could be immensely beneficial to PSEB member companies in terms of networking and information on latest trends in the industry.

    After PSEB’s subsidy for space, the cost of exhibiting for PSEB member companies having valid membership is Rs. 50,000 per pod. The cost would cover exhibition cost in the event. If you would be interested in participating in ITU World this year, then kindly submit your Expression of Interest by July 28, 2016 via return email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Payment for exhibition space can be made later. Please note that just three slots are left which would be allotted on first come first served basis.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • GiTEX Dubai (2016)

    Dear PSEB Member,

    GiTEX Dubai is scheduled to be held at Dubai World Trade Center between Oct 16-20, 2016. As has been the case in the previous years, TDAP is planning to have a major presence of Pakistani companies at the mega event and in this regard is soliciting applications to exhibit in Pakistan Pavilion at GiTEX Dubai 2016.

    GITEX Dubai is the third largest technology event in the world. Approximately 146,000 attendees from 144 countries visited GITEX Dubai 2015 with nearly 4200+ exhibitors and sponsors from over 130 countries. Over 80% of the top global ICT brands actively exhibit at GITEX thereby making it the important business-to-business ICT trade event for corporate, enterprise and SME businesses serving the Middle Eastern, African and South Asian markets. The importance of GITEX Dubai as a platform to market products and services cannot be overstated keeping in view the fact that the resource rich Middle Eastern IT market is growing with IT spending in the Middle East projected to reach US $212.9 billion in 2016, a 3.7 percent increase from 2015, GITEX Dubai 2016 is therefore an important event to gauge the market for your products and services. Post event report of GiTEX 2015 is available at http://www.gitex.com/media/GITEX-2015-PSR-AW1.pdf

    For established companies, there is an opportunity to exhibit at GiTEX Technology Week. Participation would cost just Rs. 335,000/- for exhibit space of 9 sqm as it is being subsidized by TDAP. For startup companies, there is an opportunity to exhibit at GiTEX Startup Movement. Participation would cost Pakistani startups Rs. 65,000 for exhibit space of 6 sqm as it is being subsidized by TDAP. 9 sqm exhibit space is in the main exhibition arena which gets the bulk of visitor traffic whereas startup stalls are not in the main exhibition hall.

    TDAP’s advertisement soliciting the interest of Pakistani entities is available at http://tdap.gov.pk/news/pdf/gitex_week.pdf

    For information on the event or any queries, you may contact Mr. Faisal Rasheed Awan, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 021-99206471. Kindly note that all applications and payments must be sent directly to TDAP and not PSEB by 12th August, 2016 at latest.

    The ITU Telecom World Awards will recognize excellence and innovation in ICT solutions with social impact from SMEs and corporates alike. Targeted networking opportunities, events and tools will connect SMEs with ministers, regulators, industry CEOs, UN organizations, consultants, entrepreneurs, media and academia.

    As per the organizers, the ITU event attracts senior most decision makers from both public and private sector entities including Heads of State, Ministers, Heads of Regulatory Authorities, CEOs, Academia, Digital Innovators and SME Entrepreneurs. This year’s event would comprise of demos, forum sessions and targeted B2B/B2G networking opportunities with an exhibition on digital solutions, a forum for sharing knowledge and a networking hub to connect, exchange ideas and explore partnership and investment opportunities. Participation in ITU Telecom World 2016 therefore could be immensely beneficial to PSEB member companies in terms of networking and information on latest trends in the industry.

    After PSEB’s subsidy for space, the cost of exhibiting for PSEB member companies having valid membership is Rs. 50,000 per pod. The cost would cover exhibition cost in the event. If you would be interested in participating in ITU World this year, then kindly submit your Expression of Interest by July 28, 2016 via return email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Payment for exhibition space can be made later. Please note that just three slots are left which would be allotted on first come first served basis.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • International Exhibitions 2016-17

    International Exhibitions


    In-line with the objective to boost IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits expression of interest from PSEB member companies to exhibit at international exhibitions during calendar year 2016-17.

    The selected PSEB member companies would have an opportunity to exhibit in the PSEB IT Pavilion at selected international exhibitions thereby providing the local IT companies a viable platform to market their respective products/services and to develop necessary business contacts through real time interaction. As has been the case in past years, significant financial subsidies would be provided by PSEB to ensure that selected companies can exhibit in Pakistan Pavilions. The list of exhibitions is as under:

    Event Location Month
    Customer Contact Expo UK Sep-2016
    GITEX Dubai Oct-2016
    ITU Thailand Nov-2016
    APICTA Taiwan Dec-2016
    Mobile World Congress Spain Feb-2017
    Gamer Developer Conference USA Mar-2017
    CeBit Europe Germany Mar-2017
    InfoSec World Conf/Expo USA Apr-2017
    CeBIT Australia Australia May-2017

    Delegations

    PSEB organizes overseas delegations to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of information technology. This year, PSEB intends to organize two delegations comprising of the representatives of selected PSEB member IT Companies. The members of the delegations, are expected to solicit business, foreign investment and explore avenues for enhancing bilateral cooperation in the IT arena. One, one way airfare per selected IT Company would be reimbursed by PSEB.

     

    Destination Location Tentative Dates
    USA California Sept-16
    Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

    Jan-17

    ITU Thailand Nov-2016

    PSEB may cancel participation in any event at any time without assigning any reason. In case, PSEB cancels participations in an event, the application fee would be refunded and the companies may apply for other events. One company can participate in one international PSEB subsidized exhibition per calendar year and can be part of one PSEB sponsored delegation in one calendar year. Companies that cancel participation in the event after selection by PSEB would pay a fine as determined by PSEB. Companies that fail to show up at the event would also have to pay a fine. Selected companies for international exhibitions would have to pay a security deposit that would be refunded following submission of a tour report as per PSEB format. Kindly note that your company must have valid PSEB membership to be eligible.

    Kindly email your expression of interest with regards to the exhibition and the delegation that your company is interested in, to the undersigned via email by Aug 17, 2016. Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Exhibit at ITU Telecom World in Bangkok

    Dear PSEB Member,

    ITU Telecom World 2016, the leading global technology event, will take place this year in Bangkok, Thailand, from 14 to 17 November 2016. The focus will be on the most effective ways to grow the digital ecosystem and the key role SMEs play in the process.

    ITU Telecom World 2016 combines a global technology exhibition, a forum for sharing knowledge, a networking hub for corporates, governments and SMEs and a prestigious Awards programme. It provides a unique international platform bringing together developed and emerging markets, public and private sector leaders, and industry representatives from across the entire ICT ecosystem.

    “By emphasizing the importance of collaboration throughout the digital economy, ITU Telecom World 2016 will highlight the roles of multiple stakeholders from government and industry, including the small and medium businesses that are key to driving innovation and ensuring sustainable, inclusive economic growth,” said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. “Holding this event in Bangkok adds value, as the city is at the center of a fast-growing digital economy and is an important strategic gateway to the ASEAN countries and the wider South East Asian region.”

    The exhibition will showcase digital solutions and investment opportunities from nations, regions, organizations and companies and include both emerging and developed markets. It will focus on bringing high-growth SMEs, particularly from emerging markets, to the international stage.

    A world-class programme of interactive forum debates will address the issues defining the ICT industry today on the theme of “Collaborating in the Digital Economy”. Expert speakers will explore new partnerships and new opportunities in the digital economy, including establishing meaningful and affordable universal access, working together on new technologies such as 5G and the Internet of Things, and how the ICT sector can make a business case for meeting the UN sustainable development goals.

    The ITU Telecom World Awards will recognize excellence and innovation in ICT solutions with social impact from SMEs and corporates alike. Targeted networking opportunities, events and tools will connect SMEs with ministers, regulators, industry CEOs, UN organizations, consultants, entrepreneurs, media and academia.

    As per the organizers, the ITU event attracts senior most decision makers from both public and private sector entities including Heads of State, Ministers, Heads of Regulatory Authorities, CEOs, Academia, Digital Innovators and SME Entrepreneurs. This year’s event would comprise of demos, forum sessions and targeted B2B/B2G networking opportunities with an exhibition on digital solutions, a forum for sharing knowledge and a networking hub to connect, exchange ideas and explore partnership and investment opportunities. Participation in ITU Telecom World 2016 therefore could be immensely beneficial to PSEB member companies in terms of networking and information on latest trends in the industry.

    After PSEB’s subsidy for space, the cost of exhibiting for PSEB member companies having valid membership is Rs. 50,000 per pod. The cost would cover exhibition cost in the event. If you would be interested in participating in ITU World this year, then kindly submit your Expression of Interest by July 28, 2016 via return email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Payment for exhibition space can be made later. Please note that just three slots are left which would be allotted on first come first served basis.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • GET YOUR COMPANY CERTIFIED IN ISO27001 AND ISO20000 USING PSEB'S SUBSIDY

    Dear PSEB member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is the Government agency mandated to promote Pakistan’s IT Industry locally and internationally.

    ISO/IEC 20000 is the international standard for IT service management. ISO/IEC 20000 reflects best practice guidance contained within the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework (reference needed). ISO 20000 is the Code of practice and describes the best practices for Service Management Processes within the scope. The code of Practice will be of particular use to organizations preparing to be audited against ISO 20000 or planning service improvements.

    ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). Organizations which meet the standard may be certified compliant by an independent and accredited certification body on successful completion of a formal compliance audit.

    PSEB has already assisted 110 companies in achieving ISO9001, 11 companies in achieving ISO27001/BS7799 and 23 companies in CMMI Level-2, Level-3 & Level-5. PSEB now wants to assist 10 more companies each with ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 certifications during 2016-17.

    PSEB member companies interested in acquiring ISO27001/20000 Certifications through PSEB’s assistance are invited to submit their EOI by 21st July, 2016 at 15:00 pm. Only companies which have a current registration with PSEB will be eligible for the certification program.

    Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) for selecting companies for PSEB’s assistance are available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/ISO20000-TORs-COMPANIES.pdf and http://pseb.org.pk/images/ISO27001-TORs-COMPANIES.pdf

    Best Regards,

    Director Projects

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad

    Phone: 051-9211094

    Fax: 051-9204075

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  • GET YOUR STAFF TRAINED AS ISO27001/20000 LEAD IMPLEMENTERS USING PSEB’S SUBSIDY

    Dear PSEB member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is the Government agency mandated to promote Pakistan’s IT Industry locally and internationally.

    PSEB plans to train the professionals of member companies as ISO27001/20000 Lead Implementers. Organizations undergoing or planning to undergo ISO27001/20000 certification through PSEB’s assistance may nominate two individuals for this training along-with the Industry contribution as per the following details;

    Training Title

    Total Training Cost per participant Industry Contribution per participant (20%)
    ISO27001 Lead Implementer Training

    Rs.20,000/-

    Rs.4,000/-
    ISO20000 Lead Implementer Training

    Rs.25,000/-

    Rs.5,000/-

    Qualification of each nominee shall at least Bachelors in Computer Science/MBA or equivalent. PSEB member companies interested to train their professionals as Lead Implementers on ISO27001/20000 may submit their nomination along-with their CVs & pay-order of above-mentioned amount to PSEB by 20th July, 2016 at 15:00 pm

    Best Regards,

    Director Projects

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad

    Phone: 051-9211094

    Fax: 051-9204075

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • IT Remittances till April 2016

    Dear PSEB Members,

    Below are State Bank’s figures for IT remittances from July 2015 to April 2016 for a total of $453 million at an average of $45.3 million per month:

    S # Category SBP Code Exports in Millions US$(Jul 2015 – Apr 2016)
    A Computer Services   $395.58
    1 Export of Computer Software 9184 $240.86
    2 Software Consultancy Services 9182 $102.99
    3 Other Computer Services 9185 $49.12
    4 Hardware Consultancy Services 9181 $1.99
    5 Maintenance & Repairs of Computers 9183 $0.62
    B Call Centers 9102 $57.42
      TOTAL (A +B)   $453

    Hence, when compared with last year’s growth in IT remittances of 41%, this year’s growth has been 5% only. One of the reasons for this decline was expiring exemption on income tax on exports on 30th June, 2016. However, PSEB is pleased to announce that in budget 2016-17, this exemption has been extended till June 2019. Based on industry meetup in April 2016, PSEB and Ministry of IT had submitted a proposal on tax exemption on IT exports to Ministry of Finance and FBR which was reviewed and approved by them.

    PSEB estimates that only 20-25% of the companies are following the procedure and correctly reporting inward remittances against the above mentioned SBP codes assigned for IT services. Your active cooperation is highly desired in pursuing your respective banks to use the above SBP codes only when reporting IT export remittances to the State Bank of Pakistan, rather than codes meant for other sectors. It is also important to understand that when your principal remits monthly expenses to you, those are exports of Pakistani registered company, since in return you are providing software/services to the principal.

    In order to encourage IT exports and to recognize the top exporters, PSEB will be announcing top exporters based on remittances during 2015-16 at PSEB’s event later this year (remittances will be calculated based on submitted R-forms against above mentioned SBP codes). For this purpose, PSEB has defined the following exports categories:
    • PSEB Platinum Exporter (Annual remittances of $10 million or more)
    • PSEB Gold Exporter (Annual remittances of $5-9.99 million)
    • PSEB Silver Exporter (Annual remittances of $2.5-4.99 million)

    Should you have any questions about exports reporting, then do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

    Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director, Operations & Administration

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ph: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext 106)

    Cell: 0300-8506806

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  • 16th ITCN Asia IT & Telecom Conference

    Dear PSEB Members,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), in line with its policy of bolstering the local IT Sector of Pakistan hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at ITCN Asia 2016 (September 27-29) at Karachi Expo Center.

    According to organizers, ITCN Asia is the largest ICT exhibition in Pakistan and that the 2016 event is expected to attract representation from 30 countries with over 100,000 visitors. The event would focus on Business Solutions, Telecom Solutions, Government Solutions, Cloud Computing, Data Center Solutions, Banking Solutions, Health Solutions, Retail Solutions, Digital Marketing, Consumer Technology, Security and Computer Hardware Solutions. Further information on the event is available at http://itcnasia.com/

    PSEB would provide subsidy to selected PSEB member companies having valid PSEB membership for exhibiting at ITCN Asia 2015. After availing the subsidy, the shortlisted PSEB member company would pay only Rs. 25,000 for the following benefits:

    • Independent Exhibition space of 9 sqm with fascia Name, counter, 2 chairs, spot lights and power socket.
    • Company profile in the event’s catalogue.
    • Corporate visitor passes

    You may bring your marketing material such as backdrop, brochures, banners, and standees for effectively marketing your products and services. A PSEB representative would be available at all times to address any issues pertaining to PSEB Pavilion.

    Your company must have valid PSEB member ship to be eligible. The duly filled in application form and signed TORs must be submitted to Mr. Jahanzaib Shafi, Manager Marketing, PSEB, 2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad by July 22, 2016 by 4 PM along with the following:

    • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event)
    • Demand draft of Rs. 25,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (refundable in case of non-selection).

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

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    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

  • Open House For Inspection of Proposed STP in Karachi

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is facilitating the IT industry by establishing Software Technology Parks (STPs) with state of the art facilities and affordable rentals. PSEB is presently managing twelve (12) Software Technology Parks in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad where more than 820,000 Sq. ft² of IT-enabled office spaces has been provisioned for IT firms engaged in consulting, software development, BPO and other IT businesses.

    Pakistan software Export Board has identified office space of up to 19,000 sq ft which is available for immediate occupancy by IT companies in the following building:

    Resham bazaar Commercial Project, University Road Scheme 33, Next to NED University

    PSEB shall arrange an open house for inspection of this building by IT companies seeking commercial office space.

    Representatives of IT companies may visit this building as per following schedule:

    S. No; Building Name Visit Schedule
    1 Resham bazaar Commercial Project, University Road Scheme 33, Next to NED University The building has more than 19,000 sq.ft² of available office space with roadside parking, backup power and other facilities. 17th May, 2016, Monday 10 am to 12 noon

    Following visit of this building, the representatives of IT companies interested in occupying available office spaces would be asked to submit on-site expression of interest (EOI) mentioning square feet of office space required and maximum affordable rent per sq. ft. Other interested IT companies may respond by sending their EOI to email given below by 20th May, 2016 at latest. Space will be allocated on first come, first served basis. Representatives of interested companies should confirm their presence to undersigned through email by 16th May, 2016.

    Best Regards,

    Mr. Farokh Shabbir

    Infrastructure Assistant,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Office 203, 2nd Floor, Tariq Center Main Tariq Road, Karachi, Pakistan

    Ph: 021-34327492

    Cell: 0345-2560571

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  • Reporting of Exports Remittance by IT Companies and call centers

    Dear PSEB Members,

    Based on State Bank’s figures, although Pakistan’s IT remittances grew by 41% during 2014-15, so far the growth during the current fiscal year (2015-16) has been only 8.46%.

    S # Category SBP Code Exports in Millions US$ (Jul 2015 – Mar 2016)
    A Computer Services   $356.36
    1 Export of Computer Software 9184 $219.46
    2 Software Consultancy Services 9182 $90.13
    3 Other Computer Services 9185 $44.57
    4 Hardware Consultancy Services 9181 $1.81
    5 Maintenance & Repairs of Computers 9183 $0.39
    B Call Centers 9102 $51.98
      TOTAL (A +B)   $408.34

    At this rate, we can expect to miss the target of $600 million for 2015-16 by a big margin, unless a sizable amount of remittances ($ 192 million) is reported during this quarter (i.e., Q4) of the fiscal year in the SBP codes assigned for the IT sector.

    PSEB will be giving awards to Platinum and Gold exporters based on remittances during 2015-16 at PSEB’s event later this year. For this purpose, PSEB has defined the following exports categories:
    • PSEB Platinum Exporter (Annual remittances of $10 million or more)
    • PSEB Gold Exporter (Annual remittances of $5-9.99 million)
    • PSEB Silver Exporter (Annual remittances of $2.5-4.99 million)

    Remittances will be calculated based on R-forms submitted during 2015-16 and Platinum and Gold Exporters will be announced by September 2016.

    Based on daily interaction with the IT &ITeS companies, PSEB estimates that only 20-25% of the companies are following the procedure and correctly reporting inward remittances against the above mentioned SBP codes assigned for IT services. You are again reminded to ensure the correct reporting of IT export remittances. Your active cooperation is highly desired in pursuing your respective banks to use the above SBP codes only when reporting IT export remittances to the State Bank of Pakistan, rather than codes meant for other sectors. It is also important to understand that when your principal remits monthly expenses to you, those are exports of Pakistani registered company, since in return you are providing software/services to the principal.

    Government will not take the IT industry seriously till it crosses the $1 billion mark in annual remittances to demonstrate its substantial contributions to Pakistan’s economy and exports. Hence, it is in IT industry’s own interest to improve reporting of remittances to SBP on a monthly-basis through timely submission of R-forms using the above mentioned SBP codes. Should you have any questions about reporting of IT remittances, then please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

    Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director, Operations & Admin

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ph: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext 106)

    Cell: 0300-8506806

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  • Register with PSEB to Avail Multiple Benefits

    Dear PSEB Members,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) facilitates and internationally promotes the IT industry of Pakistan, with an aim to accelerate IT exports of the country. PSEB has been implementing a series of projects and programs in international marketing, human/intellectual capital development, capacity building of companies, infrastructure development, domestic facilitation, as well as promotion of entrepreneurship and emerging technologies. PSEB also acts as a bridge between multiple public and private stakeholders including foreign customers and investors, local IT companies, Ministry of IT, PTA, National ICT R&D Fund, Pakistan Software Houses Association (PASHA), HEC, and TDAP etc., creating a positive and collaborative eco-system between different parties. According to State Bank of Pakistan, IT remittances had crossed $520 million during 2014-15 and PSEB’s goal is to exceed $1 billion in annual remittances before 2020.

    Exporters of Software, BPO service providers and call centers operating in Pakistan are encouraged to register with PSEB in order to avail the benefits and incentives offered by the Government through various programs and initiatives for capacity building, facilitation and international promotion of IT industry of Pakistan.

    Benefits of PSEB Registration:

    • Corporate Tax exemption on exports of IT services
    • Repatriation of profits (currently 100% repatriation of profits is permissible)
    • Voice traffic legalized by PTA for PSEB registered call centers (any call center not registered with PSEB is considered to be operating illegally and subject to legal proceedings by the PTA and FIA)
    • Credibility with foreign customers and investors in the international market
    • Subsidized participation in International IT exhibitions and road shows
    • Subsidized participation in local exhibitions attended by foreign customers and investors
    • Marketing of IT industry through PSEB portal
    • Subsidized quality certifications such as ISO 27001, ISO 20000, and CMMI
    • Subsidized professional trainings for the management and technical staff of IT companies
    • Fully paid Internships of ICT graduates in the IT industry (60% have jobs now)
    • Incubation Program for IT entrepreneurs/startups
    • Industry meetups, workshops and networking events

    For more information and to register online, please visit our web site at http://www.pseb.org.pk. There are separate registration forms for IT companies and call centers which are available online.

    You may also visit our offices or send us your query online. Office locations and online contact form are available at http://www.pseb.org.pk/contact-us. Should you have any questions about registration, please contact the undersigned

    Best Regards, ,

    Sajid Iqbal

    Manager Domestic Business /span>

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad.

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    Telephone: 92-51-9204074, Extension 102

    Fax: 92-51-9204075

  • PSEB's FREE WORKSHOP FOR IT STARTUPS & ENTREPRENEURS (Karachi 24-25)

    Dear Entrepreneur,

    PSEB is organizing its 3rd entrepreneurship workshop for executives of IT startups and entrepreneurs in Karachi (earlier workshops held in Islamabad and Peshawar). Workshop is scheduled to be held on 24th & 25th May, 2016 (9 am to 5 pm) at Bahria University, National Stadium Road, Karachi, in collaboration with Cambridge Advisors Network and Bahria University.

    Focus of the workshop, to be coached by Azhar Rizvi, Master Trainer from Cambridge Advisors Network and Vice Chairman of MIT Enterprise Forum in business planning, covering key subjects of market analysis, product/service/solution development, competitive analysis, go to market strategy, financial planning and exit strategy, how to fill a business plan template, developing your business model canvas, and delivering an effective elevator pitch. In addition, leading experts from the IT industry will be sharing best practices and success stories. Goal will be to increase export revenue of startups to at least $1 million in a year or more.

    Please confirm name/designation of participants from your enterprise by sending an email to the undersigned (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), no later than Tuesday, 17th May, 2016.

    To download the agenda of the workshop, click here: http://pseb.org.pk/images/docs/agenda-launching-successful-startups.pdf

    Due to limited seats, you are requested to apply as early as possible, as only first 50 confirmations will be accepted.

    Best Regards, ,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director Operations & Administration

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad.

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    Telephone: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext.106)

  • International Exhibition on Technology & Innovation (INOTEX 2016), 22-25 May 2016, Tehran

    Dear PSEB Member,

    In recent years, the news of the successes of the Islamic Republic of Iran in different fields of science and technology have been published internationally. Iran’s strategic position, highly educated and talented human resources (mostly youth), natural resources, have created the chance for the country to be a valuable opportunity for technology investors and technology owners to develop their economical and commercial activities. These capacities create a proper context to export domestic products and technologies to foreign countries and also import the capabilities of other countries in fields of new technologies.

    Since trade sanctions were lifted from Iran last year by USA and EU, now is the time for Pakistani companies to enter Iran’s market to explore new business opportunities in different sectors including ICT before other countries enter the Iranian market.

    The 5th session of the "International Innovation and Technology Exhibition" (INOTEX2016) will be held on 22-25 May 2016, in Tehran, Iran with the successful experience of the past four years. More than 20 countries are expected to participate in INOTEX2016 this year including Germany, Austria, South Korea, Russia, Greece, Belgium, Romania, Belarus, Czech Republic, and India.

    Floor plan is available at http://inotex.com/en/User_Forms/Floor-Plan.soap

    A 2nd international session on “Innovative web designing” is also being planned on the sidelines of this exhibition.

    PSEB received a very late notification about the event this week. INOTEX has informed PSEB that Pakistani companies can attend as visitors this year and can exhibit at INOTEX next year. There are no fees for attendance. Cost pertaining to attending the event such as travel and accommodation would be borne by the IT companies themselves.

    To attend INOTEX 2016 as a visitor please submit application form to PSEB office in Islamabad by 16th May, 2016 at latest. For application form click here. Selected companies would be required to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs. 10,000. The security deposit is refundable subject to submission of tour and leads report to PSEB within the stipulated time frame. For any questions about INOTEX, please contact the undersigned.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

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  • Open House for proposed STP in Rawalpindi on 31st March

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is facilitating the IT industry by establishing Software Technology Parks (STPs) with state of the art facilities and affordable rentals. PSEB is presently managing twelve (12) Software Technology Parks in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad where more than 820,000 sq.ft. of IT-enabled office space has been provisioned for IT firms engaged in consulting, software development, BPO and other IT businesses.

    Pakistan software Export Board has identified office space of up to 100,000 sq ft which is available for immediate occupancy by IT companies in the following building:

    Meridian Mall, Near Rehmanabad Metro Bus Station, Murree Road, Rawalpindi

    PSEB shall arrange an open house for inspection of this building by IT companies seeking commercial office space.

    Representatives of IT companies may visit this building as per following schedule:

    S. No Building Name Visit Schedule
    1

    Meridian Mall, Near Rehmanabad Metro Bus Station, Rawalpindi.

    The building has more than 100,000 sqft of available office space with basement parking, backup power and other facilities.

    31st March, 2016, Thursday 10 am  to 12 noon

    Following visit of this building, the representatives of IT companies interested in occupying available office spaces would be asked to submit on-site expression of interest (EOI) mentioning square feet of office space required and maximum affordable rent per sq. ft. Other interested IT companies may respond by sending their EOI to email given below by 10th April, 2016 at latest. Space will be allocated on first applied, first served basis. Representatives of interested companies should confirm their presence to undersigned through email by March 30th, 2016.

    Regards,

    Mohammed Arsalan Mujahid

    Infrastructure Assistant

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Evacuee Trust Complex, 2nd Floor, Aga Khan Road,

    Islamabad

    Ph-051-9204074

    Cell-0301-4921775

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  • PSEB LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION OF COMPANIES

    Dear PSEB Member

    PSEB is pleased to announce the launch of its newly designed website which enables IT companies to register and to renew their registration online. The new web site also enables member IT &ITeS companies to showcase their profile, success stories, products, and services.

    Government's full support for the IT industry has been highlighted as well as emphasis on benefits and incentives for investors, customers and potential partners in outsourcing software development and BPO services to Pakistan. Care has been taken to ensure that the improved PSEB website meets the information requirements of member IT companies, prospective investors and customers.

    The redesigned website follows a simple yet concise format to improve user experience. Important information on PSEB’sprograms, current happenings, current and proposed projects for the IT industry, is now easily accessible and better organized. Industry related news, updates, blogs and other relevant information is now just a glance away. A neat, clean and clutter free interface makes navigation user friendly. The revamped PSEB website compliments PSEB's efforts on social media such as Twitter, Facebook and thus forms an integral part of PSEB’s Social media strategy.

    The new website offers PSEB’s member companies an opportunity to receive recognition for their respective achievements. These achievements would be listed under prominently placed “Success Stories” tab. In the lower half of home page, PSEB is also offering advertisement space to member companies to advertise their products and services at extremely reasonable rates.

    In order to expedite PSEB’s registration process for both IT companies and call centers, online submission of registration/renewal form is being introduced (http://pseb.org.pk/registration). Once your submission has been reviewed by PSEB's officers to ensure that all required information has been completed, you will be notified to print the completed registration/renewal form and submit it to PSEB along with required documents and pay order for processing. Member companies will now be able to update their profile, areas of expertise, contact information etc. which will be powering the online directory, accessible to your potential customers worldwide. In this regard, your login and password information will be emailed to your registered email address separately later this week.

    Your suggestions are valuable. Kindly visit the website (http://www.pseb.org.pk) and provide us with your comments to further improve user experience.

    Best Regards,

     
    Sulman Hassan
    Director International Marketing
    Pakistan Software Export Board
    Ministry of IT and Telecom
    Government of Pakistan
    Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex
    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan
    Telephone: +92-42-99239170
    Email:
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  • Reporting of Export Remittances by IT Companies and Call Centers

    Dear PSEB member,

    Based on State Bank’s figures, although Pakistan’s IT remittances grew by 41% during 2014-15, growth during 2015-16 has been very slow. Presently, Pakistan is ranked 3rd in South Asia in terms of IT remittances as follows:

      IT remittances last year Rank
    India $25,000 million 1st
    Srilanka $750 million 2nd
    Pakistan $523 million 3rd
    Bangladesh $125 million 4th

    The performance of our IT & ITeS industry during the current fiscal year in terms of export remittances reported to State Bank of Pakistan is as follows:

    S # Category SBP Code Exports in Millions US$ (Jul 2015 – Feb 2016)
    A Computer Services   $308.38
    1 Export of Computer Software 9184 $192.29
    2 Software Consultancy Services 9182 $76.19
    3 Other Computer Services 9185 $37.90
    4 Hardware Consultancy Services 9181 $1.75
    5 Maintenance & Repairs of Computers 9183 $0.25
    B Call Centers 9102 $45.75
    TOTAL (A +B)   $354.13

    This translates to a growth rate of 8.55% over the last year (Jul-Feb), which is far below the target of $600 million for the current fiscal year. Based on daily interaction with the IT & ITeS companies, PSEB estimates that only 20-25% of the companies are following the procedure and correctly reporting inward remittances against the above mentioned SBP codes assigned for IT services. You are again reminded to ensure the correct reporting of IT export remittances. Your active cooperation is highly desired in pursuing your respective banks to use the above SBP codes only when reporting IT export remittances to the State Bank of Pakistan, rather than codes meant for other sectors. It is also important to understand that when your principal remits monthly expenses to you, those are exports of Pakistani registered company, since in return you are providing software/services to the principal. 

    PSEB and the Ministry of Information Technology have been actively raising the taxation issues at related forums, including Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and recently at National Assembly's Standing Committee on Finance. The good news is that FBR officials have informed the standing committee on 17th March that FBR has proposed to Ministry of Finance to reduce 8% minimum tax on IT services to 2% in finance bill for the next fiscal year from July 2016.

    PSEB has also submitted a working paper on extension of tax exemption on IT exports for another five years to Ministry of IT to be forwarded to Ministry of Finance for consideration and approval. PSEB supports the IT industry on extension of tax exemption. However, industry has to reciprocate also by showing a decent growth of 20-30% in remittances every year. Government will not take the IT industry seriously till it can demonstrate its substantial contributions to Pakistan’s economy through remittances and foreign investment. Hence, it is in IT industry’s own interest to improve reporting of remittances to SBP on a monthly-basis through timely submission of R-forms. Should you have any questions about reporting of IT remittances, then please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

    Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director Operations & Administration

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad.

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    Phone: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext.106)

  • Boot Camp for Angular JS

    Dear PSEB Member,

    JumpStart Pakistan is one name striving to serve the startups and to promote the Entrepreneurship to Change Pakistan for good. JumpStart has collaborated with number of splendid partners for number of entrepreneurial, technical and non-technical events, workshops and hands on programs.

    This time JumpStart is bringing forward the technical hands on 1 month training boot camp for Angular JS. This training program is for you if you are starting your own startup, upgrading your technical knowledge, want to up build your own career or aid the technical facilities on your own.

    Boot Camp will comprise of 2 classes a week over the weekends, 3 hour sessions from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturday and Sunday at LaunchPad7.

    Mr. Najam Sikandar who is CEO Code Bar and Director at Moftak Solutions will moderate the session. Mr. Najam has over 6 years of experience in the field.

    The session will cover:

    Introduction

    Controllers and Markup

    Services

    Routing

    Custom Directive

    Registration Fee: RS. 6000 (15% Special Discount for PSEB Members)

    Start Date: March 26th, 2016

    End Date: April 24th, 2016

    Venue: LaunchPad7, Ghazali Plaza, Near Chandni Chowk, Murree Road, Rawalpindi

    Get yourself registered now: http://bit.ly/1RUaQSs

    For further details please feel free to contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Fakhar Abbas | Manager Operations

    +92-51-5817375 |+92-333-5262283 | Skype: fakharsherazi | @fakharabbass

    www.jumpstartpakistan.com | JumpStart on Facebook | JumpStart on Twitter

    Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director Operations & Administration

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad.

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Phone: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext.106)

  • Request for Industry Feedback on Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)

    Dear Member,

    The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a trade agreement with aims of opening up markets and improving rules in areas such as licensing, financial services, IT & Telecom, e-Commerce, maritime transport, and professionals moving abroad temporarily to provide services. TiSA is currently being negotiated by 23 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), including Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, the EU, Hong Kong China, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States. Together, the participating countries account for 70% of world trade in services.

    TiSA is based on the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which involves all WTO members.  The key provisions of the GATS – scope, definitions, market access, national treatment and exemptions – are also found in TiSA. The talks are based on proposals made by the participants. By opening up trade in services, it is hoped that TiSA talks will help kick start the stalled multilateral negotiations – the Doha Development Round or DDA – being carried out under the umbrella of the World Trade Organization.

    TISA in a nutshell

    Facilitating trade in services: Services are increasingly important in the global economy and a growing part of Pakistan's economy.  Opening up markets for services will mean more growth and jobs in the IT sector.

    Between a group of like-minded countries: TiSA is open to all WTO members who want to open up trade in services. TiSA is based on the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which involves all WTO members.  This means that if enough WTO members join, TiSA could be turned into a broader WTO agreement and its benefits extended beyond the current participants. Recently, China has asked to join the talks.

    How is it organized? The meetings take place in Geneva. They are chaired alternately by the EU, Australia and the US. The talks and decision-making are consensus-based.

    Transparency: Like any other trade negotiations, the TiSA talks are not carried out in public and the documents are available to participants only. TiSA participants keep other WTO members regularly informed of the state of play of negotiations.

    Current Status: The talks started formally in March 2013, with participants agreeing on a basic text in September 2013.  By the end of 2013, most participants had indicated which of their services markets they were prepared to open and to what extent. By February 2016, 16 negotiation rounds have taken place. The talks are progressing well.  There is no formally set deadline for ending the negotiations.

    Your feedback in the form of recommended additions/changes and agreed/disagreed positions in the TiSA negotiations is requested on the (i) core text of TiSA, as well as annexure on (ii) e-Commerce and (iii) Telecommunications by Tuesday, 15th March 2016 to the undersigned. You can access these documents at TiSA Core Text, TiSA e-Commerce Annexure, TiSA Telecommunications Annexure, where Pakistan is referred to as 'PK'.

    Thanks & Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director Operations & Administration

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad.

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    Phone: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext.106)

  • Blacklisting of PATE, USA

    Dear PSEB member,

     

    PATE USA was organizer of Pakistan American Trade Expo which was scheduled to be held at the Convention Centre, Washington DC between May 23-27, 2015.  The event was pitched as "one of Pakistan’s largest exhibition and conference with over 300+ Exhibitors, 200+ Delegates, 8000+ Attendees and renowned conference speakers from across the globe representing the leading business and commerce sectors of Pakistan and USA.”

     

    The event was never held and the company did not refund payments to the Pakistan IT companies thereby engaging in fraud.

     

    On account of engaging in deception & dishonest business practices as well as defrauding Pakistani IT companies of a significant sum, PATEUSA (www.pateusa.com), Mr. Hassan Jalil, CEO of PATE USA and Mr. Saqlain Gilani, Coordinator on behalf of PATE USA have been blacklisted by Pakistan Software Export Board and PSEB companies are warned against engaging in any dealings with the aforementioned entities and individuals in future.

     

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

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  • PSEB launches Counseling Center for IT graduates, Startups, Young Entrepreneurs & Freelancers 

     

    I am pleased to inform you that Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) has recently launched Counseling Center for fresh IT graduates, startups, young entrepreneurs and freelancers. PSEB officers can provide guidance and mentorship on variety of subjects such as queries related to company setup, business planning, team composition, competitive analysis, optimal positioning of your product/service offerings, social media marketing, international marketing, business financing and IT exports reporting. For more information, please visit http://pseb.org.pk/pseb-programs/counseling-center.html or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at +92 800 03030 Ext. 4 (within Pakistan: dial 0800 03030).

     

    For any direct queries or escalation of issue related to international marketing, registration and domestic facilitation, office space, bandwidth, company/professional certifications and trainings, you may contact head of the relevant department:

     

    Managing Director, PSEB:

    Mr. Asim Shahryar Husain

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    International Marketing & Investments:

    Mr. Sulman Hassan, Director International Marketing

    Ph: +92-42-99239170, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Mr. Jahazaib Shafi, Manager Marketing

    Ph: +92-51-9211124, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    PSEB Registration, Domestic Facilitation, & IT outsourcing:

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani, Director Domestic Business

    Ph: +92-51-9206961, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Mr. Sajid Iqbal, Manager Domestic Business

    Ph: +92-51-9220812, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Company/Professional Certifications, Trainings, & Internships:

    Mr. Saif-ur-Rehman Korai, Director Projects

    Ph: +92-51-9211094,Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Office Space in Software Technology Parks (STPs):

    Mr. Nasir Khan Afridi, Director Infrastructure

    Ph: +92-51-9220813, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Mr. Muhammad Akbar, Manager Infrastructure

    Ph: +92-51-9220811, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

     

    Bandwidth and hosting:

    Mr. Shaukat Ali, Director Technical/CTO

    Ph: +92-51-9219075, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Mr. Shakeel Ahmed, Manager Systems

    Ph: +92-51-9211093, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director Operations & Administration

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad.

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Phone: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext.106)

  • 2nd IT Showcase Pakistan - April 5-6, 2016

    Dear PSEB member,

    2nd IT Showcase Pakistan in conjunction with 4th Pakistan CIO Summit is scheduled to be held on April 5-6, 2016 in Karachi.

    As per the organizers, Pakistan CIO Summit and Expo 2016 is planned to support the CIOs/IT Heads take the strategic direction of technology adoption in their organization in par with the regional and global IT trends. The summit will get together international and local experts who will share knowledge and experience that would assist the attending delegates to move to the next level of leadership strategies and techniques for personal and organizational growth. The summit and expo is an exclusive networking event that provides an excellent opportunity to personally meet, present your products and develop relationships with the top CIOs, IT Heads, Decision Makers and Influencers across multiple industries from Pakistan that include Banking, Finance, Telecom, Energy, and Manufacturing in a relaxed, yet focused environment. The event will also be attended by international participants from regional markets.

    The organizers of Pakistan CIO Summit and Expo 2016 have offered special rates for PSEB member IT companies. Below rates are valid till February 29, 2016 only.

    Rack Rate (9sqm) Rs. 100,000
    Special Discount (25%) Rs. 25,000
    Discounted Price Rs. 75,000 (Exclusive of Taxes)

    For details, kindly visit the organizer's website http://www.pakistanciosummit.com or www.itshowcasepakistan.com or contact:

    Mr. Kamran Saeed, Summit Director, Pakistan CIO Summit & Expo 2014. Tel: 021-34375792-95, Cell: +92-300-8238200, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

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  • Showcase your games at Game Developers Conference in USA, March 14-18, 2016

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), in line with its policy of bolstering the local IT Sector of Pakistan hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies attend Gamer Developer Conference, San Francisco, USA (March 14-18, 2016).

    In return for PSEB’s substantial investment, PSEB expects that the companies would attempt to attain maximum benefit from the event by bringing business/foreign investment to Pakistan and project Pakistan’s IT sector as a viable, cost effective, high quality destination for developing Gaming Products. PSEB is specially looking to sponsor companies that can clearly demonstrate their commitment to the delegation and promote a collective image building of this industry segment.

    The Game Developers Conference/Expo (GDC) is the world’s largest professional’s only game industry event and has been held consistently every year for over two decades. The Game Developers Conference has come a long way in size and stature, emanating from an informal gathering of about 25 developers in the living room of a notable game designer 27 years ago, to a weeklong conference attended by over 23,000 well established industry insiders. The event addresses multiple platforms, such as dedicated gaming consoles, handheld devices, cell phones, online and of course computers. The GDC provides an excellent opportunity to interact with well-established industry veterans and network with prospective customers and companies.

    The end goal is to provide the local gaming industry the necessary support in order to facilitate the industry to bring employment generation and foreign exchange earnings to Pakistan.

    Interested member companies are hereby invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) along with the following:

    • Duly filled-in Application Form
    • Company Profile
    • Objectives Statement and associated Strategy to attain results from participation in the exhibition (See TOR for details).
    • Signed Forms and Payment of Rs.250,000 in the form of Demand Draft. The Demand Draft would be returned in case the company is not selected or if a company withdraws its EOI before intimation by PSEB on the selection status. The Demand Draft should be in the name of PSEB.

    Application form and TORs are available at: http://pseb.org.pk/images/docs/gdc-2016-application.doc

    PSEB would provide dedicated pods to selected exhibitors to market their games and services. All documents and payment must be received by the undersigned by January 28, 2016 to be eligible for consideration.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    (Sulman Hassan)

    Director International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan
    Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex
    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan
    Telephone: +92-42-99239170
    Email:
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  • PSEB's FREE WORKSHOP FOR IT STARTUPS & ENTREPRENEURS

    Dear Entrepreneur,

    I am pleased to inform you that PSEB in collaboration with MIT Enterprise Forum of Pakistan and KP IT Board is organizing a free workshop for executives of IT startups and entrepreneurs, scheduled to be held on 13th & 14th January, 2016 (9 am to 5 pm) at Shelton Greens Hotel, Saddar, Peshawar Cantt.

    Focus of the workshop, to be coached by the Master Trainer from MIT Enterprise Forum is business planning, covering key subjects of market analysis, product/service/solution development, competitive analysis, go to market strategy, financial planning and exit strategy, how to fill a business plan template, developing your business model canvas, and delivering an effective elevator pitch. In addition, leading experts from the IT industry will be sharing best practices and success stories. Goal will be to increase export revenue of startups to at least $1 million in a year or more.

    Please confirm name/designation of participants from your enterprise by sending an email to the undersigned This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), no later than Sunday, 10th January, 2016.

    To download the agenda of the workshop, click here: http://pseb.org.pk/images/doc/agenda-launching-successful-startups.docx

    Due to limited seats, you are requested to apply as early as possible, as only first 50 confirmations will be accepted.

    Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director Operations & Administration

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad.

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Phone # +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext.106)

  • CeBIT Australia 2016

    Dear PSEB Member

    In-line with the Governments objective to boost IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at CeBIT Australia, scheduled to be held at Sydney Olympic Park from the 2-4 May 2016.

    As per the information submitted by the organizers “CeBIT Australia is the country’s largest business event, focusing on business solutions solved via technology. CeBIT Australia’s official partner is the NSW Government. A special focus on startups will see a whole area of the exhibition dedicated to the latest exciting startup technology. Alongside this the startup conference and Pitchfest will bring together the best new innovations in the market.”

    PSEB will be setting up a Pakistan IT Pavilion at 2016 CeBIT Australia. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at the important Australian IT exhibition, PSEB has decided to offer substantial subsidy on a fully built exhibit space. The shortlisted companies would be pay Rs. 225,000/- for a 4.5sqm (40.5 sq. ft.) booth after availing PSEB subsidy. Companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and all other miscellaneous expenses.

    PSEB solicits applications from PSEB member IT companies having valid membership, who intend to exhibit at the said event. Kindly fill out the form available here and submit to the undersigned with all requisite attachments by January 18, 2016.

    • Application form and signed ToR
    • Company Profile
    • Demand draft of PKR 225,000/- in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of no-show after selection.

    Please note that a security deposit of Rs. 10,000 would also need to be submitted by selected companies only. The deposit would be refundable upon submission of tour reports after the event as per format provided by PSEB.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.
     

    Best Regards,

     
    Sulman Hassan
    Director International Marketing
    Pakistan Software Export Board
    Ministry of IT and Telecom
    Government of Pakistan
    Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex
    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan
    Telephone: +92-42-99239170
    Email:
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  • Workshop on Effective use of ICTs for Development, Tim Unwin, UNESCO chair in ICT4D, 7th January at NITB, H-9/1

    Dear Members,

    Updated agenda for the Workshop on Effective use of ICTs for Development, being conducted by Mr. Tim Unwin, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D on Thursday, January 7, 2016 can be downloaded from http://pseb.org.pk/images/updated-agenda-ict4d-workshop.doc

    Venue is National IT Board (formerly known as Pakistan Computer Bureau), H-9/1, Islamabad

    You are requested to be at the venue by 9:15 am. If you have not confirmed your participation yet, please send an email to the undersigned (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) including name/designation of participants from your organization.

    Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director, Operations & Admin

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ph: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext 106)

    Cell: 0300-8506806

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  • Mobile World Congress (February 22-25, 2016)

    Dear PSEB Member

    In-line with the government's objective to boost IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain from February 22-25, 2016.

    Mobile World Congress is an annual exhibition intended to provide a venue for mobile industry networking, new business opportunities and deal making. In 2015, Mobile World Congress hosted more than 94,000 attendees from across the globe with 2199 companies displaying cutting-edge products and services that define the future of mobile. Annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony has been held in conjunction with Mobile World congress for the past 20 years and is coveted for recognizing the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world.

    This year, PSEB will be setting up a Pakistan Mobile Applications Pavilion at MWC 2016. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2016, PSEB has decided to offer 60% subsidy on normal space costs. The shortlisted companies would be required to pay Rs 434,000/- for a 4.5sqm (40.5 sq. ft.) booth after availing PSEB subsidy. Companies would be responsible for their representative’s travel, hotel accommodation and other miscellaneous expenses.

    If your entity is interested in exhibiting at the said event, kindly fill out the form available here and submit to the undersigned with all requisite attachments by October 7, 2015. Late submission would not be considered.

    • Application Form & Signed ToR·
    • Company Profile·
    • One page per mobile application covering features, benefits, platform, date of upload, number of downloads so far, screen shots and revenue generated from that app so far.
    • Demand draft of PKR 434,000/- in favour of Pakistan Software Export Board. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of non-participation after selection.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best regards,

    Sulman Hassan
    Director International Marketing
    Pakistan Software Export Board (G) Ltd.
    Ministry of IT and Telecom
    Government of Pakistan
    Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex
    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan
    Telephone: +92-42-99239170
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • Find new customers at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 2018

    Dear PSEB Member

    In-line with its mandate to grow IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) participates in different International IT exhibitions with interested IT companies to market Pakistan’s IT industry and to generate new leads. PSEB hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain from 26 February – 1 March, 2018.

    Mobile World Congress is an annual exhibition intended for mobile industry networking, new business opportunities and deal making and considered to be the largest in the world for the mobile industry. In 2017, Mobile World Congress hosted more than 108,000 attendees from across the globe with 2300 companies displaying cutting-edge products and services that define the future of mobile. Annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony has also been held in conjunction with Mobile World congress for the past 20 years and is coveted for recognizing the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world. Further information on the event may be obtained from https://www.mobileworldcongress.com/ .

    This year, PSEB will be setting up a Pakistan Pavilion at MWC 2018. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at MWC 2018, significant subsidy is being offered. PSEB member companies interested in exhibiting at MWC 2018 are requested to fill out the form available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/mwc-spain-form-2018.pdf. Filling out the Survey Form at http://pseb.org.pk/images/events-feedback-survey.doc is also mandatory to be submitted with the Application Form and to submit following documents and payment to the undersigned by November 22, 2017:

    1. Dully filled in, signed and stamped application form.

    2. Signed and stamped TORs.

    3. Company Profile

    4. Details of mobile apps to be demoed at the event including features, benefits, platform, screenshots and number of download so far, etc.

    5. Demand draft of PKR 270,000 (inclusive of Rs. 20,000 security deposit) in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board to cover the remaining costs for space after PSEB’s subsidy. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of non-participation after selection. PKR 20,000 will be refunded on submission of leads report to PSEB after the event.

    Please note that companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and other miscellaneous expenses. However, PSEB can issue visa support letters to companies which apply.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex 

    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Find new customers at Montreal International Game Summit 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,


    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at Montreal International Game Summit 2017scheduled to be held in Montreal between 11-13 December, 2017.

    As per information from the organizers, the event is expected to bring together hundreds of international experts to one of the largest hubs of video game development in the world so that they can share their knowledge with the local and international developers attending the event and that the event would provide opportunities for attendees to meet with experts such as Ian Livingstone (Games Workshop), Amy Hennig (Electronic Arts), Brandon Beck (Riot Games), Marty O’Donnell (Compositor for Halo and Destiny), Ray Musika (Bioware) and many others. The aforementioned event is expected to feature a Business Lounge, where developers can meet publishers looking for new games to buy and service providers can find new clients.

    PSEB will be setting up a Pakistan IT Pavilion at Montreal International Game Summit 2017. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit, PSEB has decided to offer substantial subsidy on a fully built exhibit space. The shortlisted companies would pay Rs. 170,000/- after availing PSEB subsidy. Companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and all other miscellaneous expenses.

    PSEB member IT companies interested in exhibiting at the event are requested to fill out the form available http://pseb.org.pk/images/migs-form-2017.pdf and submit to the undersigned with all requisite attachments by October 23, 2017. Filling out the Survey Form at  http://pseb.org.pk/images/events-feedback-survey.doc is also mandatory to be submitted with the Application Form.

    1. Application form and signed ToR

    2. Company Profile

    3. Demand draft of Rs. 170,000/- (which includes Rs. 20,000 security deposit) in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board. The demand draft is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of no-show after selection.

    Please note that Rs. 20,000 would be refunded upon submission of tour and leads report after the event as per format provided by PSEB. Hence, net cost for stall space after availing PSEB’s subsidy will be Rs. 150,000. 

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex 

    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Find new customers at Pakistan International Trade Fair 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,
     
    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) invites applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at Pakistan International Trade Fair 2017, scheduled to be held at Karachi Expo Centre between 26-29 Oct, 2017. The event is being organized by Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) in collaboration with 190 Chambers & Associations.
     
    According to the information submitted by the organizers “PITF 2017 is going to showcase Pakistan’s manufacturers, services industry, traders, small and medium enterprises, other local businesses as well as notable participation from different countries under the umbrella of Foreign Missions in Pakistan, to promote bilateral trade in multiple sectors. The remarkable debut of PITF 2017 will be an ideal platform for the organizations dealing in multi-trade businesses, catering B2B and B2C markets. Participation of Pakistani businesses is expected from every region under specific pavilions. This would be an ideal networking opportunity for all business chambers, associations and its associated members.”
     
    The trade fair is expected to have visitors and exhibitors from all industries, including “visitors from more than 20 countries.” The event therefore has the potential to provide PSEB member IT companies excellent opportunity to solicit potential customers from both the local industrialists as well as international customers in addition to the possibility for entering into Joint Ventures andMoU’s. The event has also been endorsed by TDAP and would feature series of high-level investment and bilateral trade conferences and B2B matchmaking events will be organized concurrently alongside the exhibition.
     
    PSEB would provide subsidy to selected PSEB member companies having valid PSEB membership for exhibiting at PITF 2017. After availing the subsidy, the shortlisted PSEB member company would pay onlyRs. 30,000 for exhibiting at the event. Filling out the attached Survey Form http://pseb.org.pk/images/events-feedback-survey-gitex.doc is also mandatory to be submitted with the Application Form.
     
    You may bring your marketing material such as backdrop, brochures, banners, and standees for effectively marketing your products and services. PSEB representatives would be available at all times at the PSEB Pavilion at the venue of the trade fair.
    Your company must have valid PSEB membership to be eligible. Application form and TORs available at  http://pseb.org.pk/images/pitf-form-17.pdf. The duly filled-in application form as well as signed and stamped TORs must be submitted by October 16, 2017 by 4 PM along with the following:
     
    1. Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event) Demand draft ofRs. 30,000 in favor of Pakistan Software
    2. Export Board (refundable in case of non-selection)
    3. Company Profile
     
    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.
     
    Regards,
    SulmanHassan
    Director International Marketing
    Pakistan Software Export Board
    Ministry of IT and Telecom
    Government of Pakistan
    Office 5/6, 5th FloorShaheenComplex 
    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan
    Telephone: +92-42-99200170
    Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Find new customers at International Business Conference and Exhibition

    Dear PSEB Member,
     
    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) invites applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at International Business Conference and Exhibition 2017, scheduled to be held at the Lahore Expo Centre from October 28 to 30, 2017. The event would focus on many major areas including ICT CPEC and Clean Energy.
     
    According to organizers, the three-day event is expected to cover 4,000 sq. space with 300+ exhibitions and 200,000+ visitors. The trade fair is expected to feature 15+ participating countries as well as 50 conferences with 200+ national and international speakers. the event would feature series of high-level investment and bilateral trade conferences and B2B matchmaking events will be organized concurrently alongside the exhibition. Further information on the trade fair is available at  www.ibce.com.pk.
     
    Exhibiting at IBCE 2017 may potentially provide opportunities to network and solicit potential customers from both the local entities as well as international customers in addition to the possibility of entering into Joint Ventures andMoU’s. Learning opportunities would be available through the global perspectives that can be attained by listening and interacting with the international and national trainers as well as business leaders that are expected to attend the event.
     
    PSEB would provide subsidy to selected PSEB member companies having valid PSEB membership for exhibiting at IBCE 2017. After availing the subsidy, the shortlisted PSEB member company would pay onlyRs. 37,000 for exhibiting at the event. Filling out the attached Survey Form http://pseb.org.pk/images/events-feedback-survey.doc is also mandatory to be submitted with the Application Form.
     
    You may bring your marketing material such as backdrop, brochures, banners, and standees for effectively marketing your products and services. PSEB representatives would be available at all times at the PSEB Pavilion at the venue of the trade fair.
     
    Your company must have valid PSEB membership to be eligible. Application form is available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/ibce-form-2017.pdf.The duly filled-in application form along with signed and stamped TORs must be submitted by October 16, 2017 by 4 PM along with the following:

     

    1. Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event).

    2. Demanddraft ofRs. 37,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (refundable in case of non-selection).

    3. Company profile.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

     

    Regards,
    SulmanHassan
    Director International Marketing
    Pakistan Software Export Board
    Ministry of IT and Telecom
    Government of Pakistan
    Office 5/6, 5th FloorShaheenComplex 
    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan
    Telephone: +92-42-99200170
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  • Survey for PSEB Cloud Services

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), in line with its mandate to facilitate IT industry, plans to offer Cloud Computing Services (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) through key service providers having state-of-the-art Data Centers (compliant to minimum Tier-3 standards) at very economical rates. The objective of this initiative is to facilitate IT companies particularly SMEs who are unable to procure required hardware and software after every 2-3 years to keep their ICT infrastructure technologically updated and to meet their hosting as well data storage requirements.  For the purpose, PSEB solicits the viewpoint of IT companies to avail these service PSEB is conducting a brief survey to assess the exact requirements for the provision of said services. You are requested to fill out this survey form by 27th September, 2017 and help us to better understand your requirements/needs for Cloud Computing Services and to make appropriate arrangement accordingly. After the said assessment, PSEB will process the matter as per PSEB rules/regulations.

    Survey URL:https://goo.gl/forms/fOFnyKXYy0uuV3Jp1

    Kind Regards,

    Data Node Department

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    Agha Khan Road, F-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Toll Free: 0800 03030

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  • One Day Help Desk on “IoT Emerging Business & Market Demand”

    Internet of Things (IOT) is recognized as emerging business domain in this era of information technology. IoT is changing how businesses collect and use data. Whether for consumer applications such as new features and a greater understanding of the customer journey, or for industrial processes such as supply chain efficiency and better field service management, the role of IoT is huge and growing. SMEDA intends to organize a Help Desk to inculcate in participants, the practical strategies, essential tools and skills that help derive profitable growth by effectively adopting IoT business.

    Description and Key Objectives

    This helpdesk will provide an opportunity for participants to directly interact with subject matter expert and discuss key aspects of IoT including but not limited to:

    1.  IoT scope in local & international context

    2.  Tools & platforms for IoT business

    3.  List of IoT service areas

    4.  Development standards & rules for IoT

    5.  Identifying business need and domain

    6.   Requirement gathering and requirement engineering

    7.   IoT connectivity issues and solutions

    8.   Understanding IoT national & international need

    9.   Information on microcontroller architectures, sensors, human-machine interfaces (HMI) and basic networking

    10. IoT and Cloud

    Who should Participate?

    If you want to start your business or startup in IoT, then what are you waiting for?

    Just email or contact the undersigned to reserve a time slot on First Come First Served Basis.

    Expert Profile:

    Mr. Ikram Ullah Khan – CEO Pakistan’s Chapter, InfoGro US and Deputy Director IT, Planning & Development Department-Government of Punjab, Pakistan.

    1. With an extensive background in IT startups and businesses, he is running a team of IT experts’ strategists, content writers, web developers and art directors

    2. To providing excellent counselling by pinpointing opportunities for your startup/business growth using cutting-edge online tools and tactics.

    Participation is Free of Cost

    Date: 12 October, 2017

    Time: As per given slot

    Venue: 3rd Floor, Building No. 3, Aiwan-e-Iqbal Complex, Egerton Road, Lahore

    For reservation & further information, please contact:

    Mr. Najam Ul Hassan

    Management Associate, SMEDA

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    Cell: +92 (321) 8800121

  • Finding New Customers at GiTEX Dubai

    Dear PSEB Member, 

    Applications are hereby solicited from PSEB member companies to exhibit at GiTEX Dubai, October 08-12, 2017.

    GITEX Dubai is the third largest technology event in the world. Approximately 147,000 ICT professionals from 150 countries visit GITEX Dubai with nearly 4400+ exhibiting companies from 97 countries. Over 80% of the top global ICT brands actively exhibit at GITEX thereby making it the important business-to-business ICT trade event for corporate, enterprise and SME businesses serving the Middle Eastern, African and South Asian markets. The importance of GITEX Dubai as a platform to market Pakistan’s IT sector cannot be overstated keeping in view the fact that the resource rich Middle Eastern IT market is growing. Cultural similarities and geographic proximity make it relatively feasible to solicit business from the prospective Middle East based customers and therefore offers a more attractive proposition than mature markets such as the North America outsourcing market.

    To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at the aforementioned exhibition, PSEB has decided to offer substantial subsidy. The shortlisted companies would pay Rs. 250,000/-after availing PSEB subsidy to exhibit at GiTEX 2017 in a six sqm Pod which would look like http://pseb.org.pk/images/gitex-pod-info.png. Companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and all other miscellaneous expense.

    Interested companies having valid PSEB membership, are requested to fill out the Application form at  http://pseb.org.pk/images/gitex-dubai-form-2017.pdf and submit to the undersigned with all requisite attachments by September  25, 2017.  Filling out the Survey Form at  http://pseb.org.pk/images/events-feedback-survey-gitex.doc is also mandatory to be submitted with the Application Form. 

    1. Application Form and signed ToR. both must have company stamp as well.

    2. Company Profile.

    3. Information on Products/Services that would be projected through the event.

    4. Demand draft of PKR 250,000/- in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is    not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of no-show after selection.

    5. Please note that selected companies would also need to submit Rs. 20,000 deposit which would be refunded upon submission of tour and leads report  after the event as per format provided by PSEB.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex,

    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • GET YOUR COMPANY CERTIFIED IN ISO27001 AND ISO20000 USING PSEB’S SUBSIDY

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is the Government agency mandated to promote Pakistan’s IT Industry locally and internationally.

    ISO/IEC 20000 is the international standard for IT service management. ISO/IEC 20000 reflects best practice guidance contained within the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework (reference needed). ISO 20000 is the Code of practice and describes the best practices for Service Management Processes within the scope. The code of Practice will be of particular use to organizations preparing to be audited against ISO 20000 or planning service improvements.

    ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). Organizations which meet the standard may be certified compliant by an independent and accredited certification body on successful completion of a formal compliance audit.

    PSEB has already assisted 110 companies in achieving ISO9001, 41 companies in achieving ISO27001/BS7799 and 28 companies in CMMI Level-2, Level-3 & Level-5. PSEB now wants to assist more companies each with ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 certifications.

    PSEB member companies interested to acquire ISO27001/20000 Certifications through PSEB’s assistance are invited to submit their EOI by 31st August 2017. Only companies, which have a current registration with PSEB, will be eligible for the certification program.

    Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) for selecting companies for PSEB’s assistance are available at the following links;

    1. http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/ISO20000-TORs-COMPANIES.pdf

    2. http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/ISO27001-TORs-COMPANIES.pdf

    Note: PSEB bears 70% of the total cost for CMMI & 80% for the ISO20000/27001 certification program.

    Regards

    Director Projects

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad

    Phone: 051-9211094

    Fax: 051-9204075

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  • GET YOUR COMPANY CERTIFIED IN CMMI Level 2, 3 & 5 USING PSEB’S SUBSIDY

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is a body under Ministry of IT with the mandate to promote and to grow Pakistan’s IT industry and its exports every year.

    Improvement in the processes and the quality of products and services delivered by IT companies can create new business opportunities for them. The Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI, is a process model developed by Carnegie Melon University, which provides a clear definition of what an organization should do to promote behaviors that lead to improved performance. With five “Maturity Levels” or three “Capability Levels,” the CMMI defines the most important elements that are required to build great products or to deliver great services, especially for software companies.

    To date, PSEB has assisted 110 software companies with certification in ISO9001:2000, 41 companies with ISO27001 and 28 companies with various levels of CMMI. PSEB now wants to assist more companies in CMMI Levels-2, Level-3 & Level-5.

    Expression of Interest is hence invited from IT companies wishing to enroll in this program. Detailed TORs can be viewed at following links;

    1. http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/TORs-Selection-of-Companies-for-CMMI-Level-2.pdf

    2. http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/CMMI-TORS-Level-3-Level-5.pdf

    Only those companies will be eligible who have a current registration with PSEB. Complete EOI should reach PSEB by 31st August 2017. Please do not hesitate to contact undersigned, if you have any queries.

    Note: PSEB bears 70% of the total cost for CMMI & 80% for the ISO20000/27001 certification program.

    Regards

    Director Projects

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad

    Phone: 051-9211094

    Fax: 051-9204075

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  • Expo Pakistan 2017

    Dear Member Company,

    Pakistan Software Export Board in line with the policy to bolster local IT Sector hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at EXPO Pakistan 2017, scheduled to be held at the Karachi Expo Center from November 9 - 12, 2017.

    EXPO Pakistan, organized by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and held for 9 consecutive years, has evolved into a major exhibition. This annual event offers an ideal platform to PSEB member companies to interact with prospective local and overseas customers. As per the information provided by the organizers, the four-day Expo Pakistan "showcases the largest collection of Pakistan's export merchandise and has thus become the primary sourcing point for a large number of businesses worldwide, giving them a head start on buying and ordering. Foreign exhibitors, from neighboring countries, also utilize Expo Pakistan to launch their respective products and Services."

    According to organizers, this year, an inaugural dinner at Governor House on November 08th, 2017 has been arranged for the delegates & exhibitors to meet informally with each other. The first three days of Expo Pakistan shall be exclusively for B2B meetings of our respected Exhibitors with their relevant buyers as per our last practices. Minister for Commerce, Secretary TDAP & the Chief Executive, TDAP shall also be available at the expo center to meet the foreign buyers & will meet Exhibitors. The last day of event will be open for the general public (November 12th, 2017).

    Additional information on the event can be obtained at http://expopakistan.gov.pk

    Subsidy would be provided by PSEB to selected PSEB member companies for exhibiting at Expo Pakistan 2017. In return, PSEB expects that the exhibiting PSEB member companies would effectively utilize their respective presence at Expo Pakistan 2017 by soliciting prospective customers, developing necessary business contacts and exploring cooperation and collaboration possibilities.

    PSEB member companies would pay Rs. 30,000 only for a 12 sqm space. Application forms and TORs for exhibiting may be downloaded from http://pseb.org.pk/images/docs/expo-pakistan-form-2017.pdf and be submitted with following:

    1. Demand draft of PKR 30,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (Refundable in case of non-selection).

    2. Duly filled-in application Form.

    3. Signed TORs.

    Kindly submit your application and bank draft along with the above mentioned documents to the undersigned by October 2, 2017 by 11:00 A.M. Please note that only companies with current PSEB membership would be considered.

    Kindly do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex,

    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Cyber Data Security and Privacy: Challenges and Prospects

    Dear PSEB Member,

    A two-day Conference on Cyber Data Security and Privacy would be held in Lahore from 13th to 14th September 2017.

    As per information submitted by the organizers, the conference “is going to address the issues, challenges, and prospects arising due to the rapid digitization of critical data of the organizations operating in different industries. This is a professional conference targeting high profile C-Level audience and speakers from multiple sectors”.

    According to the organizers, the main theme of the event is “to understand the significance of making digital data networks secure, highlight industry specific (banking, insurance, telecom, e-commerce, etc.) unique issues and solutions relevant to data security and privacy, to introduce multiple hardware and software solutions available for data security and privacy as well as lay down the R&D agenda for future knowledge advancement in collaboration with academia in the area of data privacy and security”. Conference would comprise of the following sessions:

    1. Opening Session: Digital Transformation: A Driver for Cyber Security.

    2. Customer Data Management Challenges in Cyber Space.

    3. Panel Discussion: Data Security and Privacy Issues in Financial Sector.

    4. Hardware / Software Support Systems for Secure Data Management.

    5. Cyber Governance, Compliance, and Implementation.

    6. Security Challenges in Digital Transaction: e-commerce, e-banking, and Mobile Financial Services.

    7. Closing Session: Prospects and Road Ahead for Cyber Data Security and Privacy.

    For information on the event pertaining to attending the conference, speaking slots or sponsorship opportunities, you may contact Manqoosh ur Rehman, Director Sales & Marketing, Creative Fusion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0302-4556733.

    Best Regards,

    (Jahanzaib Shafi)

    Manager International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    Agha Khan Road, F-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Telephone: +92-51-9211124/9201466

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  • Participation in MWC Americas, San Francisco in September 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    In-line with the Governments objective to boost IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at MWC Americas, scheduled to be held in San Francisco, USA between September 12-14, 2017.

    As per the information submitted by the organizers “The MWC Americas exhibition will showcase 1,000 exhibitors through a combination of exhibition stands, pavilions and hospitality space. Pavilions from Canada, China and Korea are already confirmed and we are seeing extremely strong support for Mobile World Congress Americas from operators and players from across the mobile ecosystem, including AT&T, Sprint and Verizon who are all committed to exhibiting at the event.” Further information on the event is available at https://www.mwcamericas.com/

    PSEB would be setting up a Pakistan IT Pavilion at 2017 MWC Americas. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at the aforementioned IT exhibition, PSEB has decided to offer substantial subsidy. The short-listed companies would pay Rs. 200,000/-after availing PSEB subsidy to exhibit at MWC Americas 2017 in a fully built exhibit space with all necessary facilitates. Companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and all other miscellaneous expense.

    Interested companies having valid PSEB membership, are requested to fill out the Application form available here and submit to the undersigned with all requisite attachments by August 7, 2017.

    1. Application Form and signed ToRs. Both must have company stamp as well.

    2. Company Profile.

    3. Information on Products/Services that would be projected through the event.

    4. Demand draft of PKR 220,000/- in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of no-show after selection. Please note that Rs. 20,000 would be refunded upon submission of tour and leads report after the event as per format provided by PSEB.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries before the deadline.

    Best regards,

    (Jahanzaib Shafi)

    Manager International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    Agha Khan Road, F-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Telephone: +92-51-9211124/9201466

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  • Exhibit at China Hi Tech Fair 2017

    Dear PSEB member,

    PSEB hereby invites applications from PSEB member companies interested in exhibiting at China Hi Tech Fair 2017. Eligible companies would be offered fully built exhibit space in an open format Pakistan IT Pavilion.

    China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF) is held in Shenzhen from November 16 to 21 every year. It is co-hosted by Ministry of Commerce and other State Ministries and Shenzhen Municipal People's Government and is among the most influential Chinese technical exhibition, well known for being the "No. 1 Technology Show in China." With 150,000 sqm of space, 3600exhibitors, delegations from 28 countries, and nearly 600,000 visitors from 90 countries, China HI Tech fair is easily among the world’s largest IT exhibitions. At CHTF 2016, exhibitors showcased thousands of hi-tech products, which covered industries of Energy Saving & Environmental Protection, Smart Wearable Devices, Internet+, Unmanned System, Robot, Big Data, New Energy, New Material, IOT, Smart Home, Optoelectronics Display, Aerospace, Smart City and Modern Agriculture. 243 forums, conferences, seminars, workshops, salons and product launches were also held during the six-day event.  

    As per information provided by the exhibitors “dozens of Chinese provinces will send exhibition delegations to China HiTech Fair. Further information on the fair is available at http://www.chtf.com/english.

    Chinese Market is already the second largest economy and is expected to surpass the US as the largest economy in the world by 2025.  For perspective on the size of the Chinese IT market, Chinese IPOs have included Alibaba ($25 billion), Sunny Mobile (US$485 million), 500.com (US$665 million), 58.com (US$2.4 billion), and Qunar.com (US$3.11 billion).

    The companies would be provided with fully built exhibit space within Pakistan Pavilion with all necessary facilitates. To motivate IT companies to exhibit at China Hi Tech Fair, selected PSEB member companies would have to pay only Rs. 50,000 to exhibit in Pakistan Pavilion at China Hi Tech Fair 2017 and would include complimentary hotel room for one representative of the company as well as transport facility from hotel to the exhibition arena for the duration of the exhibition. Companies would be responsible for remaining expenses such as air travel, visa fees and other miscellaneous expenses. The selected companies would also need to submit a security deposit of Rs. 20,000 which would be refunded after submission of leads report as per stipulated PSEB format.

    Application forms and TORs are available here and must be submitted to the undersigned by Aug 11, 2017 along with the following documents:

    • Duly filled-in Application Form
    • Company Profile
    • Information of Products and Services to be projected at the exhibition.
    • Objectives Statement
    • Signed TORs
    • Demand draft of Rs. 70,000 in favor of PSEB and would be refunded in case the company is not selected or if a company withdraws its EOI before intimation by PSEB on the selection status. The application fee and security deposit would be forfeited if the selected company withdraws after selection by PSEB or does not show up at the exhibition.

    For queries, kindly contact the undersigned before the deadline.

    Best regards,

    (Jahanzaib Shafi)

    Manager International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    Agha Khan Road, F-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Telephone: +92-51-9211124/9201466

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  • ITCN 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), in line with its policy of bolstering the local IT Sector of Pakistan hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at ITCN 2017 (September 19-21) at Expo Center, Karachi.

    According to ITCN organizers “this Business-to-Business Exhibition aims to be a one-stop shop for ICT Industry that includes but not limited to Business Solutions, Telecom Solutions, Government Solutions, Cloud Computing, Data Center Solutions, Banking Solutions, Health Solutions, Retail Solutions, Digital Marketing, Consumer Technology, Security and Computer Hardware Solutions in front of thousands of potential buyers, who will be attending the Show. The Event is proven to be the preferred venue for thousands of prospective buyers for Software Sector and Industry Professionals to get up to date information on latest technological advancements and industry developments.” Further information on the event is available at http://itcnasia.com/.

    PSEB would provide subsidy to selected PSEB member companies having valid PSEB membership for exhibiting at ITCN Asia 2017. After availing the subsidy, the shortlisted PSEB member company would pay only PKR 35,000 for the following benefits:

    • • Shell space (9 sqm) with Fascia Name, 1 Counter, 2 Chairs, 3 Spot Lights and Power Socket
    • • Company Profile in the Event’s Catalogue
    • • Corporate Visitor Passes (200 Complimentary)
    • • Opening Ceremony (02 invitations Complimentary)

    Your company would be provided with independent space with walls. You may bring your marketing material such as backdrop, brochures, banners, and standees for effectively marketing your products and services. A PSEB representative would be available at all times to address any issues pertaining to PSEB Pavilion.

    Application forms and signed TORs are available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/itcn-form-2017.pdf. The duly filled in application form and signed TORs must be submitted to undersigned official along with the following by July 31, 2017 by 4 PM.

    • • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event)
    • • Demand draft of Rs. 30,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (refundable in case of non-selection).

    PSEB has to intimate ITCN about the number of confirmed stalls therefore any applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Hence, kindly submit your application form along with payment by July 31, 2017 positively to PSEB office.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Expo Pakistan 2017

    Dear Member Company,

    Pakistan Software Export Board in line with the policy to bolster local IT Sector hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at EXPO Pakistan 2017, scheduled to be held at the Karachi Expo Center from November 9 - 12, 2017.

    EXPO Pakistan, organized by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and held for 9 consecutive years, has evolved into a major exhibition. This annual event offers an ideal platform to PSEB member companies to interact with prospective local and overseas customers. As per the information provided by the organizers, the four-day Expo Pakistan "showcases the largest collection of Pakistan's export merchandise and has thus become the primary sourcing point for a large number of businesses worldwide, giving them a head start on buying and ordering. Foreign exhibitors, from neighboring countries, also utilize Expo Pakistan to launch their respective products and Services."

    According to organizers, this year, an inaugural dinner at Governor House on November 08th, 2017 has been arranged for the delegates & exhibitors to meet informally with each other. The first three days of Expo Pakistan shall be exclusively for B2B meetings of our respected Exhibitors with their relevant buyers as per our last practices. Minister for Commerce, Secretary TDAP & the Chief Executive, TDAP shall also be available at the expo center to meet the foreign buyers & will meet Exhibitors. The last day of event will be open for the general public (November 12th, 2017).

    Additional information on the event can be obtained at http://expopakistan.gov.pk

    Subsidy would be provided by PSEB to selected PSEB member companies for exhibiting at Expo Pakistan 2017. In return, PSEB expects that the exhibiting PSEB member companies would effectively utilize their respective presence at Expo Pakistan 2017 by soliciting prospective customers, developing necessary business contacts and exploring cooperation and collaboration possibilities.

    PSEB member companies would pay Rs. 30,000 only for a 12 sqm space. Application forms and TORs for exhibiting may be downloaded from http://pseb.org.pk/images/docs/expo-pakistan-form-2017.pdf and be submitted with following:

    • Demand draft of PKR 30,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (Refundable in case of non-selection).
    • Duly filled-in application Form.
    • Signed TORs.

    Kindly submit your application and bank draft along with the above mentioned documents to the undersigned by July 31, 2017 by 11:00 A.M. Please note that only companies with current PSEB membership would be considered.

    Kindly do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Expression of interest in International Exhibitions & Delegations

    Dear PSEB member,

    In-line with the efforts to enhance IT exports, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits expression of interest from PSEB member companies to exhibit at international exhibitions during calendar year 2017-18.

    After companies have paid their stall share after PSEB’s subsidy, the selected PSEB member companies would have an opportunity to exhibit in PSEB’s Pavilion at selected international exhibitions thereby providing PSEB member IT companies a viable platform to market their respective products/services and to generate new business leads. PSEB will participate in only those events in which at least 4-5 companies submit their application and payment.

    The list of exhibitions is as under:

    Event Location Month
    Mobile World Congress USA Sep-17
    ITU Telecom World South Korea Sep-17
    GITEX Dubai Oct-17
    China Hi Tech Fair Shenzhen Nov-17
    Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS) Canada Nov-17
    Africom South Africa Dec-17
    Mobile World Congress Spain Feb-18
    CeBIT Europe Germany Mar-18
    CeBIT Australia Australia May-18

    Outbound Delegations

    PSEB organizes overseas delegations to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of information technology. The members of the delegations are expected to solicit business, foreign investment and explore avenues for enhancing bilateral cooperation in the IT arena. 50% of the airfare for one representative per selected IT Company would be reimbursed by PSEB. In 2018, PSEB is proposing following delegations comprising of the representatives of selected PSEB member IT Companies:

    Event Location Month
    Pak Japan IT Forum Tokyo, Japan Jan-18
    OPEN Silicon Valley San Francisco, USA Apr-18
    Delegation to UK London, UK Feb-18

    PSEB may cancel participation in any event at any time without assigning any reason. In case, PSEB cancels participations in an event, the application fee would be refunded and the companies may apply for other events. One company can participate in one international PSEB subsidized exhibition per calendar year and can be part of one PSEB sponsored delegation in one calendar year. Companies that cancel participation in the event after selection by PSEB would pay a fine as determined by PSEB. Companies that fail to show up at the event would also have to pay a fine. Selected companies for international exhibitions would have to pay a security deposit that would be refunded following submission of a tour report as per PSEB format. Kindly note, that your company must have valid PSEB membership to be eligible.

    Kindly email your expression of interest with regards to the exhibition and countries for delegations that your company is interested in participating in during 2017-18. You may also recommend additional exhibitions/countries for delegations, to the undersigned via email by 16 June, 2017 at latest.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • PSEB IT AWARDS 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) launched IT Awards last year to motivate and to recognize the top IT exporters of Pakistan with immense success and positive feedback from the industry. PSEB is planning to hold IT Export Awards 2017 during second half of this year with initial details/requirements as shared below.

    I. Top IT Exporter Awards:

    IT & ITeS companies with annual export remittances of US$ one million and above by the end of June 2017 are encouraged to apply for PSEB’s IT Awards 2017. Applications will be accepted during the month of July 2017 only with a deadline of 31st July, 2017. Applications should be addressed to the undersigned, and submitted along with copies of all Form-R/PRC for the period July 2016 to June 2017. Only following IT-related purpose codes will be considered (9181, 9182,9183, 9184, 9185, 9102) and any form-R/PRC with non-IT sector purpose code will not be considered. It is also important to note that any PSEB registration expiring prior to June 2017 will not be considered. So please ensure that PSEB registration is renewed on time. Top IT exporter awards will be given as follows:

    • More than $20 million in annual remittances – Platinum Award

    • Between $10-$20 million in annual remittances – Gold Award

    • Between $5-10 million in annual remittances – Silver Award

    Top 10 exporters will receive awards, and top 50 exporters will be recognized in PSEB’s marketing and promotional material, including PSEB’s web site and social media.

    II. Top 3 IT Startup Awards:

    Top Startups registered with PSEB will receive awards. In order to be considered, startup company should have been established in July 2012 or after (less than five years in business), with a minimum annual revenue of US$ 100,000 using IT-sector purpose codes only on Form-R/PRC. Applications should be addressed to the undersigned, and submitted during the month of July 2017 along with copies of all Form-R/PRC for the period July 2016 to June 2017.

    III. Top 3 IT Exhibitors:

    PSEB participates in international exhibitions with IT companies every year to market Pakistan’s IT industry and to generate new leads and exports for IT companies. Some of the leads have converted to deals over the last couple of years. During 2016-17, many companies participated with PSEB in international events and generated more than 1000 leads. Awards will be given to the top exhibitors who converted their leads to deals by signing contracts before 30th June, 2017. Copies of contracts will have to be shared by exhibitors with PSEB before 31st July, 2017 to be eligible for this award.

    IV. Top 3 Individual Consultant/Freelancer Awards:

    Top Independent Consultants/Freelancers will also be given awards this year, based on proof of remittances (bank receipts/statements, wire transfer receipts, copies of Form-R/PRC) during the period July 2016 to June 2017, along with proof of contracts with foreign parties, including freelance marketplaces. Applications should be addressed to the undersigned, and submitted during the month of July 2017 along with professional profile and records listed above.

    V. Top 3 Domestic IT Business Awards:

    In addition, top Domestic IT Business awards will be given to PSEB registered IT & ITeS companies based on gross revenue (minus exports) reported in audited financial statements for either January 2016 to December 2016, or July 2015 to June 2016 depending upon the company’s official financial year. Applications should be addressed to the undersigned, and submitted during the month of July 2017 along with audited financial statements.

    For any queries, please contact undersigned.

    Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director Operations & Administration

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex,

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext.106)

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  • Capacity Building of BPO/Call Center Industry of Pakistan

    Dear PSEB Member,

    The IT industry in Pakistan has grown significantly in the recent years due to the investment friendly policies and incentives of the Government. Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) has consistently encouraged Human Capital Development for the capacity building and growth of Pakistan’s IT industry in local and international markets.

    The Global BPO industry has seen phenomenal growth since 2002 and in 2015 it has reached $140 billion with compound annual growth rate of 6.9%. As per research carried out by A.T. Kearney for Global BPO Industry, by 2020 size of BPO industry is expected to be $250 billion.

    While our Asian neighbors are enjoying high growth in this sector (ADB Economics Working Paper, Sept. 2013), Pakistan still lacks attractiveness for investors and startups in this sector. Despite having great potential in terms of financial returns, we lack major points in following two areas as per A. T. Kearney Global Services Location Index 2016;


    • 1. People Skills and availability
    • 2. Business Environment

    No doubt, long term measures have been taken by GoP to improve the business environment with private sector but many initiatives need to be taken for development and availability of Skilled Human Resources to reap benefits from growth of this dynamic and fast growing industry.

    To enhance the current capacity of BPO/Call Center Industry of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), IBEX Global and Pakistan Institute of Management (PIM) have signed an MoU to offer trainings in the areas of technical/BPO skills development. These trainings cover the topics of customer relationship management, sales & marketing, and management of BPO/Call Center business for improvement in People Skills and its availability. The trainings are highly discounted i.e 60% discount is offered on market training rates for PSEB member companies and graduates seeking a career in BPO Industry.

    The detail of the training programs, subsidized cost and calendar are available at URL: http://www.pim.com.pk/capacity-building-for-customer-services-supervisors/. At the completion of this training program, certificate will be issued by PIM. PSEB will be acting only as an advisor of this program.

    For further details and registration, please contact Pakistan Institute of Management at following addresses:

    KARACHI:

    Mr. Azher Ali

    Pakistan Institute of Management,

    Shahrah-i-Iran, Clifton

    Phone: (021) 99251718,

    PABX (021) 99251711-14

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    LAHORE:

    Ms. Shehla Yasmeen

    Pakistan Institute of Management,

    70-B/2, Gulberg-III

    Phone: (042) 99263137,

    PABX (042) 99263133-35

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    ISLAMABAD:

    Mr. Hasnain Gardezi

    Pakistan Institute of Management,

    International Islamic University,

    Faisal Masjid Campus, Faisal Avenue

    Phone: (051) 9262610

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    Best Regards,

    Shaukat Ali

    Director Technical/CTO

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    UAN: 051-111-333-666

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    URL: http://pseb.org.pk/

    Telephone: +92-51-9201466

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  • PSEB's SEMINAR ON TAXATION OF IT INDUSTRY

    Dear Colleagues,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) conducts different industry programs including international marketing, capacity building of companies and graduates, infrastructure development, and industry advocacy on issues such as taxation and curriculum to promote and to grow the IT industry of Pakistan and its exports.

    PSEB is organizing a seminar on “Taxation of IT Industry” with the aim to appraise IT & ITeS companies of provisions of federal and provincial tax laws and address their tax issues for enhancing IT/ITeS export remittance through banking channel and also report it to State Bank of Pakistan using correct codes. The senior partners of M/s EY Ford Rhodes & Company, Chartered Accountants will deliver a presentation on the IT/ITeS Taxations Laws followed by a panel discussion. The panel discussion will help initiate a healthy debate to adopt better tax policies and improve structural and operational weakness of the tax system through efficient and friendly tax machinery to create incentives to help grow IT sector faster and compete globally.

    The objective of PSEB’s initiative is to provide an opportunity to IT companies to understand the present IT/ITeS taxation system, policies, laws, rules and procedures governing IT/ITeS export income, domestic profit / revenue and legal applicability of services and general sales tax on export income and domestic profit / revenue for the benefit of IT companies. The seminar is being organized on 15th March, 2017 at Ramada Islamabad. Planned agenda for the seminar is as follows:

     

    Registration & Networking   10:30-11:00 am
    Welcome Note Director PSEB 11:00 am
    Pakistan’s IT industry and PSEB’s contributions MD PSEB 11:05 am
    Presentation covering federal and provincial IT/ITeS taxation system, policies, laws, rules and procedures. Senior Tax Experts of M/s EY Ford Rhodes & Company, Chartered Accountants 11:15 am
    Panel discussion & systematic consensus development on (1) IT export income (2) Domestic IT taxation (3) Service Tax & GST issues Senior Tax Experts of EY Ford Rhodes, FBR, PSEB, P@SHA 11:45 am
    Remarks from FBR FBR Representative 12:45 pm
    Shield distribution   1:00 pm
    Closing remarks   1:10 pm
    Lunch   1:15 pm

     

    PSEB is inviting CEOs and CFOs from leading IT/ITeS companies in Islamabad and Rawalpindi to the seminar. Senior officials from Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) have also been invited. It will be a good opportunity for the member IT/ITeS companies to clarify their queries/clarifications related to federal and provincial taxes and reporting mechanism of export earnings to SBP etc.

    Please confirm name and / designation of participants from your enterprise by sending an email to the undersigned (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), not later than 7th March, 2017. Due to limited seats, you are requested to apply as early as possible, as confirmations will be accepted on first come first served basis.

    Best Regards,

    Sajid Iqbal

    Manager Domestic Business

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad

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    Telephone: +92-51-9220812, 9204074 (Ext.102)

  • Canada-Pakistan ICT Forum in Toronto and Montreal in May 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Canada was in the top ten exports destinations of Pakistan’s IT companies during 2015-16. Canada’s Tech Sector contributed $117 billion or 7.1% to Canada’s economic output in 2015. Some reports suggest that Canada may become the largest software exporter to the US in the future. Based on interest from Pakistan’s consulates in Canada, PSEB is planning an IT delegation to Canada for IT forums and B2B meetings in Toronto and Montreal in second half of May 2017.

    The Ministry of International Trade, Government of Canada is the co-host of the Forum and would invite industry representatives, venture capitalists and outsourcing entities for B2B matchmaking and plenary meetings. More than 400 executives of Canadian companies are being invited to this forum. To see the list of Canadian companies who could be participating in the forum, please click here. Hence, attending the Pakistan–Canada Forum can generate new leads and business opportunities for Pakistan’s IT companies in the North American market. For further information and itinerary, please click here.

    Applications are solicited from PSEB member companies interested in participating in Pakistan-Canada Software & IT Forum scheduled to be held in Toronto and Montreal from 23rd to 25th May 2017 as follows:

    • • 22nd May: Arrival in Toronto
    • • 23rd May: Full day forum with B2B sessions on outsourcing and VCs
    • • 24th May: Industrial visits and departure for Montreal in evening
    • • 25th May: Full day forum for gaming companies and startups
    • • 26th May: Departure from Toronto

    Because visa processing for Canada takes at least two months, interested companies are requested to submit requisite documents to undersigned by 13th March, 2017 at latest. No applications will be accepted after this deadline.

    • • Company Profile
    • • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event)
    • • Dully filled in, signed and stamped application form and signed and stamped TORs. Application Form & TORs are available here.
    • • Refundable Demand Draft of Rs. 20,000 in the name of Pakistan Software Export Board. The demand draft would be returned after the submission of tour and leads report to PSEB as per specified format within two weeks following the event.

    To encourage IT companies to attend the Conference, PSEB would bear cost of attending the forums and would reimburse 50% of the cost of one economy fare per company after the event following submission of necessary receipts. Companies would be responsible for their own travel arrangements, accommodation and other associated costs. However, approximate hotel costs are mentioned as under for reference:

    • • Hotel Stay in Toronto: $120 + tax per night on twin sharing basis.
    • • Air Travel Toronto-Montreal-Toronto is $200/- per person.
    • • Hotel Stay in Montreal: $116 + tax per night on twin sharing basis.

    Hence, two nights in Toronto followed by two nights in Montreal will cost around $672 plus taxes. Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries before the deadline.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Jahanzaib Shafi

    Manager International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex,

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-51-9201466

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  • 3rd RCCI Annual ICT Awards, 11th April 2017, PC Hotel, Rawalpindi

    Dear PSEB Member,

    RCCI, in collaboration with PSEB, is organizing 3rd Annual ICT Awards on 11th April, 2016 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Rawalpindi and is inviting IT & ITeS companies to apply for the awards by submitting an online application available at http://www.rcciictawards.com (Deadline: 22nd March, 2016).

    As per information provided by the organizers, RCCI has formulated a distinguished panel of judges for merit-based selection of winners. Nominations will be forwarded to the selection committee comprising of the panelists for further process; regular categories and 6 eHealth categories.

    In addition to the RCCI Awards, an e-health conference, organized by RCCI, would also be held. The theme of the conference would be "Digital Healthcare" and would have panel discussion. The keynote speaker is the renowned healthcare expert and strategist as well as President eHealth Association of Pakistan.

    RCCI is offering branding and sponsorship opportunities as well. For further information on event and contact details click here.

    Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director Operations & Administration

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex,

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext.106)

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  • INNOVATION AFRICA DIGITAL SUMMIT 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Applications are solicited from PSEB member companies interested in participating in Innovation Africa Digital Summit scheduled to be held between 25 – 27 April 2017 at Speke Resort, Munyonyo, Uganda.

    According to the organizers, the IAD summit will be attended by a unique blend of around 350 high-level decision makers from across Africa, including those people responsible for the development and implementation of Smart public sector projects such as Smart Cities, Smart Government, Smart Healthcare, Smart Education. These CIOs, Project Leaders, State Governors, City Mayors among others would be joined by Policy Makers and Regulators from across Africa. For further information, click here and for Conference Agenda, click here.

    Participating in the trade summit could potentially provide significant networking opportunities for Pakistani IT companies. Interested companies are requested to submit requisite documents to undersigned by 28th February, 2017.

    • • Company Profile
    • • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event)
    • • Dully filled in, signed and stamped application form and signed and stamped TORs. Application Form & TORs are available here.

    Pay order of Rs. 20,000 in the name of Pakistan Software Export Board. This deposit will be refunded upon submission of tour and leads report after the event.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Jahanzaib Shafi

    Manager International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex,

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-51-9201466

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  • Tender Notice For Selection of Web Hosting Company

    Pakistan Software Export Board (Guarantee) Limited (PSEB) is an apex Government body under Ministry of Information Technology with the mandate to promote Pakistan’s IT industry in local and international markets. PSEB invites sealed proposals from reputed Web hosting firms registered with PSEB and FBR for PSEB’s Industry web Portal, Blogs and Official website.

    Initially contract will be awarded for one year and it may be subsequently extendable as per mutual understanding with selected vendor for further period of three (03) years.

    Single stage two envelops procedure will be followed. The TOR for Expression of Interest for the Web Portal is available here. The complete technical & financial proposals as per TOR’s instructions should be submitted on or before Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:00 am, which will be opened on the same day at 11:30 am at the following address:

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Find new customers at CEBIT Australia

    Dear PSEB Member,

    In-line with the Governments objective to boost IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at CeBIT Australia, scheduled to be held in Sydney, Australia between; May 23-25, 2017.

    As per the information submitted by the organizers “CeBIT Australia is the country’s largest business event, focusing on business solutions solved via technology. The three-day event would feature 350+ exhibitors; 8 conferences with 170+ speakers; international keynotes, 6 strategic panels, and social events among others. A part of the exhibition would be dedicated to startups so that they can showcase their latest exciting products and services. Delegates at the CeBIT Startup Conference will be presented with a dynamic line-up of speakers including successful start-ups who have transitioned into multi-million dollar companies, as well as investors, VCs and angels plus government agencies dedicated to helping start-ups succeed. PwC estimates that the Australian start-up sector could deliver $109 billion to the economy and create over half a million jobs.

    Australian IT spending was nearly A$80 billion in 2016. Information Technology services represent one of the largest revenue segments in Australia at A$29 billion. Spending on devices (mobile phones, PCs, tablets and printers) is estimated at A$10.5 billion. It is pertinent to note that Software is the fastest growing segment, which increased 9.6 percent to A$10.3 billion in 2016. For further information click here.

    PSEB will be setting up a Pakistan IT Pavilion at 2017 CeBIT Australia. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at Australian IT exhibition, PSEB has decided to offer substantial subsidy on a fully built exhibit space. The shortlisted companies would pay Rs. 250,000/- for a 4.5sqm exhibit space after availing PSEB subsidy. Companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and all other miscellaneous expenses.

    PSEB solicits applications from PSEB member IT companies having valid membership, who intend to exhibit at the said event. Kindly fill out the form available here and submit to the undersigned with all requisite attachments by February 22, 2017.

    • • Application form and signed ToR
    • • Company Profile
    • • Demand draft of PKR 250,000/- in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of no-show after selection.
    • Security Deposit of Rs. 20,000, which would be returned to the companies after the submission of Tour and Leads report to PSEB

    Please note that Rs. 20,000 would be refunded upon submission of tour and leads report after the event as per format provided by PSEB. Hence, net cost for stall space after PSEB’s subsidy will be Rs. 230,000.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Find new opportunities at ICT Investment Forum, Dubai from April 10-12, 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Applications are solicited from PSEB member companies interested in participating in the ICT Investment forum for emerging markets scheduled to be held between 10-12 April 2017 in Dubai. The theme of the ICT Investment Forum is “Partnerships to connect the next billion” and would be hosted by the Telecommunications Authority of UAE at Dubai International Financial Centre.

    The event is being organized by Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization, which was created in August 1901 and has been engaged in global ICT agenda, assisting member countries in areas such as technical support, capacity building and knowledge sharing. As per information submitted by the organizers, the three day event will bring together ICT & Finance Ministers, ICT &Finance Regulators, Telecom Operators, Investment Bankers, Lawyers, Consultants, Infrastructure & Technology providers, International bodies and Investment promotion agencies as well as other regional and international economic and ICT institutions. For further information on the Forum, kindly visit http://www.cto.int/events/upcoming-events/ict-invest-forum-2017/

    To facilitate companies to attend the Forum, PSEB would pay forum’s registration fee of 325 pounds for one representative of each selected company provided companies submit a refundable pay order of Rs. 20,000 by 10th February, 2017 at latest. All other expenses would be the responsibility of the selected companies.

    Interested companies are requested to submit following documents to undersigned by February 10, 2017.

    • Company Profile
    • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event)
    • Dully filled in, signed and stamped application form and signed and stamped TORs. Application Form & TORs are available here.
    • Security Deposit of Rs. 20,000, which would be returned to the companies after the submission of Tour and Leads report to PSEB

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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  • Remittances of IT industry in first half of 2016-17

    Dear PSEB Members,

    It is encouraging to see more companies using the correct purpose codes on Form-R and PRCs with their respective banks when reporting export remittances to State Bank of Pakistan. IT remittances during first half of 2016-17 (July–December 2016) are $306 million at an average of $51 million per month. This translates to a growth rate of 18.11% in remittances of IT and IT enabled Services during the first half when compared with the same period last year. Although this is a positive sign, PSEB’s target for 2016-17 is a growth of at least 30% in remittances by June 2017. To achieve the target of $730 million for 2016-17, monthly IT remittances for the remaining 6 months will have to be around $70 million a month till June 2017. This is achievable considering that we have more than 2000 IT companies averaging at least $50,000 per month.

    Recently, PSEB and Ministry of IT had recognized the top IT exporters of Pakistan where Minister of IT gave awards to the top IT exporters and top IT startups based on remittances reported through the banking channel. The next awards event will be held based on IT remittances reported during July 2016-June 2017 and there’s an opportunity for other IT companies to win the awards later this year by improving remittance reporting through the banking channel.

    The performance of our IT & ITeS industry during the first six months of current fiscal year in terms of export remittances reported by the State Bank of Pakistan is as follows:

    S # Purpose SBP Code Exports in Millions US$ (Jul–Dec 2016) Monthly Average(Million USD)
    A Computer Services   $265.110 $44.19
    1 Export of Computer Software 9184 $127.838 $21.3
    2 Software Consultancy Services 9182 $101.289 $16.9
    3 Other Computer Services 9185 $33.386 $5.6
    4 Hardware Consultancy Services 9181 $2.216 $0.4
    5 Maintenance & Repairs of Computers 9183 $0.381 $0.1
    B Call Centers 9102 $40.863 $6.8
      TOTAL (A +B)   $305.973 $51.0

     

    At this rate, the total IT remittances are expected to be around $610 million (July 2016 – June 2017) which is $120 million lower than the target of at least $730 million for the current fiscal year. In order to continue receiving incentives such as export income tax exemption from the Government, it is important that IT industry keeps working towards correct code reporting, so that actual size of IT exports is reflected in the State Bank of Pakistan reporting to help us in obtaining more benefits and incentives from the Government in future.

    Several companies are still using non-IT/expense codes which results in underreporting of IT remittances. It is important to understand that services being provided by your company’s Pakistan office have value and the monthly payment received from the principal office abroad is to be reported as an IT remittance in codes assigned to the IT sector (and not in codes for expenses).

    In case of SMEs, there is a tendency to avoid completing the Form-R/PRC exercise with the bank on the time of receiving inward remittance, and the banks end up misreporting IT export remittances in non-IT sector codes. Then, there are SMEs which receive inward remittance in their personal foreign exchange account. This does not help the IT sector either as such transactions are reported against personal remittances and hence IT remittances get under-reported. It may please be noted that any revenue which is not reported on R-form to state bank as exports revenue will be treated as domestic revenue by tax authorities and can be taxable. Hence, to protect against exports revenue being taxed, it is important that your bank reports remittance receipts to State Bank whenever they are received.

    We are confident that our industry is capable of achieving the above target by June 2017. In case of any queries about remittance reporting, please feel free to contact the undersigned for information and guidance.

    Best Regards,

    Sajid Iqbal

    Manager Domestic Business

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad.

    Ph: +92-51-9220812, 9204074 (Ext.102)

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  • GET YOUR COMPANY CERTIFIED IN ISO27001/ISO20000 USING PSEB'S SUBSIDY

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is the Government agency mandated to promote Pakistan’s IT Industry locally and internationally.

    ISO/IEC 20000 is the international standard for IT service management. ISO/IEC 20000 reflects best practice guidance contained within the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework (reference needed). ISO 20000 is the Code of practice and describes the best practices for Service Management Processes within the scope. The code of Practice will be of particular use to organizations preparing to be audited against ISO 20000 or planning service improvements.

    ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). Organizations, which meet the standard, may be certified compliant by an independent and accredited certification body on successful completion of a formal compliance audit.

    PSEB has already assisted 110 companies in achieving ISO9001, 11 companies in achieving ISO27001/BS7799 and 23 companies in CMMI Level-2, Level-3 & Level-5. PSEB now wants to assist more companies each with ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 certifications.

    PSEB member companies interested in acquiring ISO27001/20000 Certifications through PSEB’s assistance are invited to submit their EOI by 30th January, 2017 at 15:00 pm. Only companies, which have a current registration with PSEB, will be eligible for the certification program.

    Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) for selecting companies for PSEB’s assistance are available at http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/TORs-Selection-of-Companies-for-ISO27001--ISO20000.pdf

    Director Projects

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad

    Phone: 051-9211094

    Fax: 051-9204075

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  • Office Space Available in PSEB's STP in Rawalpindi and Lahore

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is facilitating the IT industry by establishing new Software Technology Parks (STPs) with internet and backup power facilities and affordable rentals. PSEB is presently managing thirteen (13) Software Technology Parks in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad/ Rawalpindi where more than 850,000 Sq.ft of IT-enabled office space has been provisioned for 90 IT firms engaged in consulting, software development, BPO and other IT businesses.

    Pakistan Software Export Board has established another Software Technology Park in Meridian Software Technology Park, Near Rehmanabad metro bus stop, Murree Road, Rawalpindi. This building offers approximately 44,720 Sq.ft of office space for immediate occupancy by IT companies. After many rounds of negotiations with the owner, PSEB has brought down rental rate to Rs. 70 per sqft for IT companies.

    Covered Area Sq.ft Parking area Rent /sft Power Back-up /Generator Air Conditioner PSEB data node
    44,720 Available in basement Rs.70/sft Including security, janitorial facilities, elevators and escalators Available on pay per use basis Provisioning for independent units Available

    Area and facilities provided are as under:

    Following nine IT companies have moved their business operations in the above STP:

    1. 1. Allainet Pvt. Ltd
    2. 2. Interactive
    3. 3. PMTAC
    4. 4. Tejari Pakistan
    5. 5. Glare Communication
    6. 6. Glee Teck
    7. 7. Virtelligence Information Services
    8. 8. Ahmad Kaleem and co
    9. 9. Soft Ideas

    Limited office space is available for IT companies registered with PSEB. Space shall be offered on a first come first served basis.

    Further office space of about 6500 sqft is available in AHIL Software Technology Park (4-Shershah Block New Garden Town), Lahore

    For site visit and other details, please contact undersigned.

    Best Regards,

    Mr. Muhammad Akbar

    Manager Infrastructure,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Evacuee Trust Complex, 2nd Floor,

    Aga Khan Road, F-5/1, Islamabad

    Lahore, Pakistan.

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    Telephone: 9204074 Ext-109

    Direct line: 051-9220811

    Cell 0345-5556777

  • Find new customers at CeBIT Australia 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    CeBIT Australia is scheduled to be held in Sydney, Australia between; May 23-25, 2017. TDAP is planning to have a major presence of Pakistani companies and in this regard is soliciting applications http://pseb.org.pk/images/Exhibition_Form_2013.pdf. TDAP’s advertisement soliciting the interest of Pakistani entities is available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/CEBIT-Australia-2017.pdf. The cost for exhibit space in Pakistan Pavilion is Rs. 220,000 and must be submitted to TDAP along with the application.

    CeBIT is Australia’s largest and longest running business technology event in Asia Pacific focusing on business solutions solved through IT. The three-day event would feature 350+ exhibitors; 8 conferences with 170+ speakers; international keynotes, 6 strategic panels, and social events among others. A part of the exhibition would be dedicated to startups so that they can showcase their latest exciting products and services. Delegates at the CeBIT Startup Conference will be presented with a dynamic line-up of speakers including successful start-ups who have transitioned into multi-million dollar companies, as well as investors, VCs and angels plus government agencies dedicated to helping start-ups succeed. PwC estimates that the Australian start-up sector could deliver $109 billion to the economy and create over half a million jobs.

    Australian IT spending was nearly A$80 billion in 2016. Information Technology services represent one of the largest revenue segments in Australia at A$29 billion. Spending on devices (mobile phones, PCs, tablets and printers) is estimated at A$10.5 billion. It is pertinent to note that Software is the fastest growing segment, which increased 9.6 percent to A$10.3 billion in 2016.

    Participation in CeBIT Australia would therefore be beneficial to IT companies intending to develop business contacts in Australia.

    For information on the event or any queries, you may contact Mr. Faisal Rasheed Awan, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 021-99206471. Kindly note that, all applications and payments must be sent directly to TDAP and not PSEB.

    The deadline for submission of application to TDAP is January 20, 2017.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

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  • Trilateral Trade and Investment Conference “Pakistan as a Digital Powerhouse”

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Applications are solicited from PSEB member companies interested in participating in the Trilateral Trade & Investment Conference scheduled to be held in London on 8th March, 2017.

    According to the organizers, which include two members of the European Parliament, the proposed summit would bring together key stakeholders to discuss the development of a strategic action plan towards the socio-economic transformation of Pakistan’s digital sector in the global economy with particular focus on collaborative opportunities with United Kingdom and Czech Republic. For Conference Agenda, click here.

    Participating in the trade summit could potentially provide significant networking opportunities for Pakistani IT companies interesting in working with UK and Czech based entities. Minister of IT, Mrs. Anusha Rahman, is the keynote speaker for the conference. It is pertinent to note that the conference would have entrepreneurs and investors from London Tech City as well.

    To encourage IT companies to attend the Conference, PSEB would reimburse 50% of the cost of one economy return air fare after the event, following the submission of tour and leads report to PSEB.

    • Company Profile
    • Dully filled in, signed and stamped application form and signed and stamped TORs. Application Form & TORs are available here.
    • If a participating company submits event and leads report within one week of the end date of the event, then PSEB will refund Rs. 10,000 to that company.

     

    PSEB will review your application & let you know by January 16, 2017 if you qualify. Qualification is based on both the strength of your application & number of available slots.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Find New Customers at CeBIT Hannover 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    In-line with the mandate to grow IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at CEBIT Hannover, scheduled to be held in Hannover, Germany from 20 – 24 March, 2017.

    CeBIT is considered to be the largest ICT exhibitions in the world. World’s top companies, key decision-makers, professional attended and prospective buyers attend CeBIT on regular basis. The event is also host to high-caliber guest speakers, leading journalists and bloggers thereby ensuring maximum media coverage. As per the organizers “No other ICT event offers better prospects for networking at an international level, initiating new business deals and generating so many new leads in a short space of time”.

    PSEB will be setting up a Pakistan IT Pavilion at CeBIT 2017, Hannover, Germany. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at the IT exhibition, PSEB would offer substantial subsidy on fully built exhibit space in a customized Pakistan Pavilion to selected IT companies.

    Interested companies are requested to submit duly filled in and stamped Application Form and TORs available here along with requisite documents to undersigned by 16th January, 2017.

    • Company Profile
    • Demand draft of PKR 260,000/- in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of no-show after selection.
    • If a participating company submits event and leads report within one week of the end date of the event, then PSEB will refund Rs. 10,000 to that company.

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • DICE 2016 Mega Innovation & Entrepreneurship Event

    Dear PSEB Member,

    NUST School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (SMME), in collaboration with DICE Foundation, USA is organizing the “10th Anniversary of all Pakistan DICE 2016 Mega Innovation & Entrepreneurship Event” on December 21-22, 2016 at NUST central campus in Islamabad.

    As per information submitted by the organizers “DICE Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Michigan, USA, and aims to fuel socio-economic development in Pakistan by promoting Innovation in key technology domains. The Foundation was constituted by Pakistani expat community based in US in a bid to inculcate a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in their homeland. The event entails display of research innovations, products and technologies by renowned academic institutes, Industry players and technology vendors. Many new innovative ideas and projects have been presented in this mega event in the past and numerous new collaborations between participating teams have emerged as a result of their active participation”.

    The organizers of the event expect participation from key players in different industries, including ICT & Telecom, Engineering, Energy, Automotive, Biotechnology to mention a few. The event would offer an excellent opportunity to ICT entities an excellent platform to connect with the local industry but also with international players in key industries. Exhibitors would also include products and technologies by renowned academic institutes, industry players and technology vendors in addition to a symposium in key technology related domains. The event will witness participation of senior government officials, intellectuals and key Industry players from all over Pakistan and abroad.

    Participants would have the opportunity to showcase their products and technologies in various categories. The broad categories are as follows:

    • Group A: Engineering & Technology, Computer Sciences and Information Technology
    • Group B: Physical Sciences and Agricultural Sciences
    • Group C: Arts & Humanities, Business and Social Sciences
    • Group D: Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences and Veterinary Sciences

    Free exhibit space with all necessary amenities amenitieswould be provided to all the invited Industry members.

    Stall registrations are currently open and can be made online here

    For further information you may contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit DICE website http://dice.smme.nust.edu.pk/

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Find gaming customers at GDC 2017 in San Francisco

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is the government body focused on marketing Pakistan’s IT industry and its potential through participation in international exhibitions with Pakistani IT companies. These exhibitions offer a good opportunity to IT companies to meet potential customers and investors and to generate new leads for outsourcing and investment.

    The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professional game industry event and has been held consistently every year for over two decades. The Game Developers Conference has come a long way in size and stature, emanating from an informal gathering of about 25 developers to a weeklong conference attended by over 27,000 industry insiders and game developers. The event addresses multiple platforms, such as dedicated gaming consoles, handheld devices, online and computers. The GDC provides an excellent opportunity to interact with well-established industry veterans and to network with prospective customers and companies.

    PSEB hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies with expertise in gaming and animation to exhibit at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, USA from (February 27 – March 3, 2017). PSEB is specially looking to sponsor companies that can clearly demonstrate their expertise in gaming or animation and their commitment to building a good image of Pakistan’s gaming industry at the event.

    Interested member companies are hereby invited to submit their Expression of interest (EOI) along with the following documents by 12th December, 2016 at latest:

    • Duly filled-in Application Form
    • Company Profile including details of games developed, screenshots, and number of downloads on different apps stores, etc.
    • Objective statement and association Strategy to attain results from participation in the exhibition (See TOR for details)
    • Signed forms and payment of Rs. 250,000 in the Form of Demand Draft in the name of PSEB. The Demand Draft would be returned in case the company is not selected or if a company withdraws its EOI before intimation by PSEB on the selection status. PKR 20,000 would be refunded on submission of leads report to PSEB after the event.

    Application forms and TORs are available at: http://pseb.org.pk/images/gdc-form.pdf

    PSEB would provide dedicated pods to selected exhibitors to market their games and services. All documents and payments must be received by the undersigned before the deadline to be eligible for consideration. For any queries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the undersigned.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Find new customers at Mobile World Congress 2017

    Dear PSEB Member,

    In-line with its mandate to grow IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) participates in different international IT exhibitions with interested IT companies to market Pakistan’s IT industry and to generate new leads. PSEB hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain from 27 February – 3 March, 2017.

    Mobile World Congress is an annual exhibition intended for mobile industry networking, new business opportunities and deal making. In 2016, Mobile World Congress hosted more than 101,000 attendees from across the globe with 2200 companies displaying cutting-edge products and services that define the future of mobile. Annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony has also been held in conjunction with Mobile World congress for the past 20 years and is coveted for recognizing the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world.

    This year, PSEB will be setting up a Pakistan Mobile Applications Pavilion at MWC 2017. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at MWC 2017, more than 50% subsidy is being offered on space costs to PSEB member companies. PSEB member companies interested in exhibiting at MWC 2017 are requested to fill out the form available here and to submit following documents to the undersigned by December 9, 2016 at latest:

    • Expression of interest in participation via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 5, 2016
    • Company Profile
    • Details of mobile apps to be demoed at the event including features, benefits, platform, screenshots and number of download so far, etc.
    • Demand draft of PKR 250,000/- in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board to cover the remaining costs for space after PSEB’s subsidy. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of non-participation after selection. PKR 20,000 will be refunded on submission of leads report to PSEB after the event.
    • Dully filled in, signed and stamped application form and signed and stamped TORs.

    Please note that companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and other miscellaneous expenses. However, PSEB can issue visa support letters to companies which apply.

     

    For any queries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Sulman Hassan at +92-42-99239170.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Update your profile on PSEB's website

    Dear PSEB member,

    PSEB website was revamped this year to make it more receptive to the needs of PSEB member companies. The new website added many features including online company registration/renewal and update of company data such as contact information and company profiles.

    Because many foreign visitors check PSEB’s website and the company directory, all member companies should update their profile with latest contact info and their success stories to market themselves better on the website.

    To access the aforementioned features, the authorized representative would need to log in here. Enter your Member log-in and Password. If you do not remember your password, you may click on Forget Password and follow the process. The password is emailed almost instantaneously to the CEO or to the contact person provided to PSEB by your office. Please do remember to click on “I am not a robot” to complete the log in process successfully.

    You can also log into your account by clicking on selecting Company Registration here or Call Centre Registration here.

    Following successful login, your company dashboard would become visible and you may subsequently complete any number of tasks such as company registration renewal, update of contact information, company profile update etc. The dashboard looks like this:

    Kindly contact me on the contact information provided below should you have any related queries.

    Best Regards,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Extend your IT business to Central Asia by participating in Bakutel in Azerbaijan

    Dear PSEB Member Companies,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at International ICT Exhibition and Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan from November 29 to December 2, 2016.

    Bakutel 2016 is supported by the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan as well as international entities such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and therefore has become the largest ICT trade fair in the Caspian basin and Caucasus. More than 200 companies from Azerbaijan, Germany, Russia, Turkey and other countries are expected to exhibit at Bakutel this year. Exhibitors at Bakutel include ICT companies, mobile operators, communications operators, internet providers, system integrators, and distributors of well-known brands. The exhibition is expected to host numerous country pavilions.

    Azerbaijan’s IT industry is not well-developed and therefore Bakutel 2016 offers a good opportunity to Pakistani companies to offer their software and services to visitors and customers from Central Asia and Europe. PSEB member companies interested in exhibiting at Bakutel 2016 are requested to submit following documents to the undersigned by November 11, 2016 at latest:

    • Duly Filled in Application Form http://pseb.org.pk/images/bakutel-form.pdf and TORs. Both must be stamped and signed.
    • Company Profile
    • Payment of Rs. 50,000 to PSEB in the form of Demand Draft. The Demand Draft would be returned in case the company is not selected. Also please note that Rs. 20,000 will be refunded after submission of leads report to PSEB after the event. Hence, effective cost will be only Rs. 30,000.

    Selected companies will be provided exhibit space in a Pakistan Pavilion to market their software and services to prospective customers at Bakutel 2016. Please note that the companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation, and other miscellaneous expenses. However, PSEB would issue visa support letters to the representatives of the IT companies selected to exhibit at Bakutel 2016.

     

    For any queries pertaining to the event, please contact the undersigned.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • IBCE 2016 Exhibition

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) invites applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at IBCE 2016 exhibition, scheduled to be held at Expo Centre Lahore on Nov 7-8, 2016.

    According to organizers, International Business Conference and Exhibition, to be held in collaboration collaboration with Jang Media Group “will create strategic linkages between Business, Academia, and Government. The event will feature numerous parallel events, international webinars, success stories, young innovator competitions, and cultural events. The key thematic areas of mentioned events are Clean Energy, Construction and Housing, Manufacturing, Services, Textile, ICT, Automobiles, Fast Moving Consumer items, Food and Agriculture”. Further information on the trade fair is available. Further information on the trade fair is available at www.ibce.com.pk

    PSEB would provide subsidy to selected PSEB member companies having valid PSEB membership for exhibiting at IBCE 2016. After availing the subsidy, the shortlisted PSEB member company would pay only Rs. 35,000 for exhibiting at the event.

    You may bring your marketing material such as backdrop, brochures, banners, and standees for effectively marketing your products and services. PSEB representatives would be available at all times at the PSEB Pavilion.

    Your company must have valid PSEB membership to be eligible. Application form and TORs available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/IBCE-Booking-form-2016-application-form.pdf, The duly filled-in application form as well as signed and stamped TORs must be submitted to Mr. Jahanzaib Shafi, Manager Marketing, PSEB, 2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad by October 14, 2016 by 4 PM along with the following:

    • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event)
    • Demand draft of Rs. 35,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (refundable in case of non-selection)

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Showcase your product/service at ITU Telecom World in Bangkok

    Dear PSEB Startup,

    ITU Telecom World 2016, a leading global technology event, will be taking place this year in Bangkok, Thailand, from 14th to 17th November 2016. The focus will be on the most effective ways to grow the digital ecosystem and the key role SMEs play in the process. Hence, this year’s event is focused towards the growth of startups and SMEs.

    "Holding this event in Bangkok adds value, as the city is at the center of a fast-growing digital economy and is an important strategic gateway to the ASEAN countries and the wider South East Asian region." said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao.

    The exhibition will showcase digital solutions and investment opportunities from nations, regions, organizations and companies and include both emerging and developed markets. It will focus on bringing high-growth SMEs, particularly from emerging markets, to the international stage.

    A world-class programme of interactive forum debates will address the issues defining the ICT industry today on the theme of “Collaborating in the Digital Economy”. Detailed program is at http://telecomworld.itu.int/2016-event/programme

    For startups and SMEs, below are some benefits of participation in the event:

    • Valuable international exposure
    • Investment and partnership potential
    • Knowledge transfer – sharing best practice, solutions and ideas
    • Unprecedented access to high-level audience of ministers, regulators, industry CEOs
    • Peer networking
    • Expert insight and understanding of critical ICT issues
    • Eligibility to enter the prestigious ITU Telecom World Awards
    • International media presence

    Hence, participation in ITU Telecom World 2016 could be immensely beneficial to startups and SMEs in terms of networking and information on emerging trends in the global ICT industry.

    PSEB is seeking startups with solid products and services to exhibit in Pakistan Pavilion at ITU Telecom World 2016. To motivate startups, PSEB is extending significant subsidies to selected startups to cover their travel and accommodation costs for 5 days in Bangkok in addition to space costs. Startups will pay approximately only 10% of the total cost whereas PSEB will pay the rest. This is a unique opportunity for Pakistani startups to network and connect with relevant stakeholders.

    To be considered for selection, your startup should be less than 5 years old and must have a valid PSEB registration. Interested eligible startups must submit the following documents along with the duly filled in application form available here.

    • Company profile including exports and domestic revenue during 2015-16 and current customers
    • Features and benefits of products to be exhibited at the event with their screenshots
    • Demand Draft of Rs. 15,000 to be mailed to the address mentioned below.

    The above information must reach the undersigned by September 30, 2016 at latest to be eligible for consideration.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • PSEB CEO FORUM - Reminder

    Pakistan Software Export Board (G) Ltd (PSEB) is a government body focused on promoting Pakistan's IT/ITeS Industry and its exports. PSEB's mission is to strengthen and promote the IT industry of Pakistan both locally and globally and to make Pakistan the second largest IT exporter in South Asia by 2017. Pakistan’s annual IT remittances have grown by 51% over the last two years from $370 million in 2013-14 to $560 million in 2015-16.

    PSEB is organizing a “CEO Forum” on 28th September, 2016 at ITCN ASIA 2016 from 2-5 PM at Karachi Expo Center. The purpose of the forum is to share future plans of PSEB with the participants and also to brief/educate the IT industry on exports reporting and federal/provincial taxes. Planned agenda for the forum is as follows:

    Welcome Address Director PSEB
    PSEB’s activities during 2015-16 and plans for 2016-17 MD PSEB
    Extend your IT business to ASEAN and USA Mr. Minhaj Khokhar
    Reporting of exports income of computer services and call centers SBP Representative
    Availing exemption of corporate tax on exports income in the light of Finance bill 2016-17 FBR Representative
    Sales Tax on Services and role of Sindh Revenue Board in registration of IT/ITeS companies SRB Representative
    Q&A with CEOs and CFOs of IT companies  
    Shield distribution  
    Refreshments  

     

    PSEB is inviting CEO’s and CFO's from leading IT/ITeS companies based in Karachi to the forum. Representatives from State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) are also invited. It will be a good opportunity for the member IT/ITeS companies to clarify their queries/clarifications with regard to exports reporting, federal and provincial taxes, exemptions etc.

    Please confirm name/designation of participants from your enterprise by sending an email to the undersigned (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), no later than Monday, 26th September, 2016. Due to limited seats, you are requested to register as early as possible.

    Those who have already confirmed to participate are requested to kindly ignore this invitation.

    Best Regards,

    Sajid Iqbal

    Manager Domestic Business

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Telephone: +92-51-9220812, 9204074 (Ext.102)

  • IBCE 2016 Exhibition

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) invites applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at IBCE 2016 exhibition, scheduled to be held at Expo Centre Lahore on Nov 7-8, 16.

    According to organizers, International Business Conference and Exhibition, to be held in collaboration collaboration with Jang Media Group “will create strategic linkages between Business, Academia, and Government. The event will feature numerous parallel events, international webinars, success stories, young innovator competitions, and cultural events. The key thematic areas of mentioned events are Clean Energy, Construction and Housing, Manufacturing, Services, Textile, ICT, Automobiles, Fast Moving Consumer items, Food and Agriculture”. Further information on the trade fair is available. Further information on the trade fair is available at www.ibce.com.pk

    PSEB would provide subsidy to selected PSEB member companies having valid PSEB membership for exhibiting at IBCE 2016. After availing the subsidy, the shortlisted PSEB member company would pay only Rs. 35,000 for exhibiting at the event.

    You may bring your marketing material such as backdrop, brochures, banners, and standees for effectively marketing your products and services. PSEB representatives would be available at all times at the PSEB Pavilion.

    Your company must have valid PSEB membership to be eligible. Application form and TORs available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/IBCE-Booking-form-2016-application-form.pdf, The duly filled-in application form as well as signed and stamped TORs must be submitted to Mr. Jahanzaib Shafi, Manager Marketing, PSEB, 2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad by September 26, 2016 by 4 PM along with the following:

    • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event)
    • Demand draft of Rs. 35,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (refundable in case of non-selection).

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Apply for China Hi Tech Fair by 15th September, 2016

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Chinese Market is already the second largest economy and is expected to surpass the US as the largest economy in the world by 2025. To have some perspective on the size of the Chinese IT market, recent Chinese IPOs include Alibaba ($25 billion), Sunny Mobile (US$485 million), 500.com (US$665 million), 58.com (US$2.4 billion), and Qunar.com (US$3.11 billion).

    Approved by the State Council of the People's Republic of China in 1999, China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF) is held in Shenzhen from November 16 to 21 every year. It is co-hosted by Ministry of Commerce and other state ministries and Shenzhen Municipal People's Government and is among the most influential Chinese technical exhibition, well known for being the "No. 1 Technology Show in China." With 150,000 sqm of space, 3686 exhibitors, delegations from 28 countries, and nearly 600,000 visitors from 90 countries, China HI Tech fair is easily among the world’s largest IT exhibitions. At CHTF 2015 last year, exhibitors showcased thousands of hi-tech products, which covered industries of Energy Saving & Environmental Protection, Smart Wearable Devices, Internet+, Unmanned System, Robot, Big Data, New Energy, New Material, IOT, Smart Home, Optoelectronics Display, Aerospace, Smart City and Modern Agriculture. Further information on the fair is available at http://www.chtf.com/english

    PSEB hereby invites applications from PSEB member companies interested in exhibiting at China Hi Tech Fair 2016 and would extend significant financial subsidies thereby significantly reducing the participation cost for the selected companies. Eligible companies would be offered exhibit space in an open format Pakistan IT Pavilion. To motivate IT companies, selected PSEB member companies would have to pay only Rs. 20,000 to exhibit in Pakistan Pavilion at China Hi Tech Fair 2016 and would include complimentary hotel room for one representative of the company for the duration of the exhibition. Companies would be responsible for remaining expenses such as air travel, local transport in China, etc.

    Application forms and TORs are available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/docs/china-hitech-fair-application-form-2016.pdf and must be submitted to the undersigned by September 15, 2016along with the following documents:

    • Duly filled-in Application Form
    • Company Profile and applications which will be demoed
    • Objectives Statement
    • Signed TORs
    • Application Fee. The demand draft should be prepared in favor of PSEB and would be refunded in case the company is not selected or if a company withdraws its EOI before intimation by PSEB on the selection status. Only six slots are available.

      For queries, kindly contact the undersigned before the deadline.

      Best Regards, ,

      Sulman Hassan

      Director International Marketing,

      Pakistan Software Export Board

      Ministry of IT & Telecom

      Government of Pakistan,

      Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

      Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

      Lahore, Pakistan.

      Telephone: +92-42-99239170

      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE IN PSEB’S NEW STP IN RAWALPINDI

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is facilitating the IT industry by establishing new Software Technology Parks (STPs) with internet and backup power facilities and affordable rentals. PSEB is presently managing twelve (12) Software Technology Parks in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad/ Rawalpindi where more than 820,000 Sq.ft of IT-enabled office space has been provisioned for ninety IT firms engaged in consulting, software development, BPO and other IT businesses.

     

    Pakistan Software Export Board has recently established another Software Technology Park in Meridian Software Technology Park, Near Rehmanabad metro bus stop, Murree Road, Rawalpindi. This building offers approximately 44,720 Sq.ft of office space for immediate occupancy by IT companies. After many rounds of negotiations with the owner, PSEB has brought down rental rate to Rs. 70 per sqft for IT companies.

     

    Area and facilities provided are as under:

     

    Covered Area

    Sq.ft

    Parking area

    Rent /sft

    Power Back-up /Generator

    Air Conditioner

    PSEB data node

    44,720

    Available in basement

    Rs.70/sft

    Including security, janitorial facilities, elevators and escalators

    Available on pay per use basis

    Provisioning for independent units

    Available

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    IT companies registered with PSEB who are looking for office space are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and explore the facility for moving their operations to a more suitable and business friendly environment. Space shall be offered on a first applied first served basis.

     

    For site visit and other details please contact undersigned before 31st August, 2016

     

    Mr. Muhammad Akbar

    Manager Infrastructure,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Evacuee Trust Complex, 2nd Floor,

    Aga Khan Road, F-5/1, Islamabad

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Phone-9204074 Ext-109

    Direct line: 051-9220811

    Fax-051-9204075

    Cell 0345-5556777

  • Global Game Exhibition G-STAR 2016

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Global Game Exhibition G-STAR 2016 is scheduled to be held in Busan, South Korea between 17-20 November 2016. G Star exhibition is the second largest gaming event in Asia and as such participation could potentially be beneficial to PSEB member IT companies.

    The event is being organized by Korea Internet & Digital Entertainment Association of the Korean Government. As per information submitted by the organizers, G-Star exhibition is organized to help companies expand exports and promote communication and exchange between nations. The exhibition will be a great opportunity for foreign companies to learn where its target customers are, which cities to focus on, and even where to base its operations. G Star will commemorate its 12th year with the launch of a new, larger than ever exhibition, where a diverse range of new products and services in the global gaming and interactive industries would be show cased with world’s leading gaming professionals in one location.” G Star 2015 had exhibitors from 35 countries with 633 exhibitors, 2636 booths and 200,000+ visitors. Additional information on the event is at http://www.gstar.or.kr/eng/

    PSEB would extend substantial financial subsidy to selected PSEB member IT companies interested in exhibiting at G Star 2016. After availing PSEB subsidy, a 9sqm standard, shell scheme booth would cost just Rs. 90,000.

    Your company must have valid PSEB membership to be eligible. Application form and TORs available here. The duly filled-in application form as well as signed and stamped TORs must be submitted to Mr. Jahanzaib Shafi, Manager Marketing, PSEB, 2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad by Sept 5, 2016 by 4 PM along with the following: • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event). • Demand draft of Rs. 90,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (refundable in case of non-selection). • Security Deposit in the form of demand draft, refundable after submission of the tour report as per stipulated format.

    For information on the event or any queries, you may contact Mr. Faisal Rasheed Awan, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 021-99206471. Kindly note that all applications and payments must be sent directly to TDAP and not PSEB by 12th August, 2016 at latest.

    The ITU Telecom World Awards will recognize excellence and innovation in ICT solutions with social impact from SMEs and corporates alike. Targeted networking opportunities, events and tools will connect SMEs with ministers, regulators, industry CEOs, UN organizations, consultants, entrepreneurs, media and academia.

    As per the organizers, the ITU event attracts senior most decision makers from both public and private sector entities including Heads of State, Ministers, Heads of Regulatory Authorities, CEOs, Academia, Digital Innovators and SME Entrepreneurs. This year’s event would comprise of demos, forum sessions and targeted B2B/B2G networking opportunities with an exhibition on digital solutions, a forum for sharing knowledge and a networking hub to connect, exchange ideas and explore partnership and investment opportunities. Participation in ITU Telecom World 2016 therefore could be immensely beneficial to PSEB member companies in terms of networking and information on latest trends in the industry.

    After PSEB’s subsidy for space, the cost of exhibiting for PSEB member companies having valid membership is Rs. 50,000 per pod. The cost would cover exhibition cost in the event. If you would be interested in participating in ITU World this year, then kindly submit your Expression of Interest by July 28, 2016 via return email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Payment for exhibition space can be made later. Please note that just three slots are left which would be allotted on first come first served basis.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • GiTEX Dubai (2016)

    Dear PSEB Member,

    GiTEX Dubai is scheduled to be held at Dubai World Trade Center between Oct 16-20, 2016. As has been the case in the previous years, TDAP is planning to have a major presence of Pakistani companies at the mega event and in this regard is soliciting applications to exhibit in Pakistan Pavilion at GiTEX Dubai 2016.

    GITEX Dubai is the third largest technology event in the world. Approximately 146,000 attendees from 144 countries visited GITEX Dubai 2015 with nearly 4200+ exhibitors and sponsors from over 130 countries. Over 80% of the top global ICT brands actively exhibit at GITEX thereby making it the important business-to-business ICT trade event for corporate, enterprise and SME businesses serving the Middle Eastern, African and South Asian markets. The importance of GITEX Dubai as a platform to market products and services cannot be overstated keeping in view the fact that the resource rich Middle Eastern IT market is growing with IT spending in the Middle East projected to reach US $212.9 billion in 2016, a 3.7 percent increase from 2015, GITEX Dubai 2016 is therefore an important event to gauge the market for your products and services. Post event report of GiTEX 2015 is available at http://www.gitex.com/media/GITEX-2015-PSR-AW1.pdf

    For established companies, there is an opportunity to exhibit at GiTEX Technology Week. Participation would cost just Rs. 335,000/- for exhibit space of 9 sqm as it is being subsidized by TDAP. For startup companies, there is an opportunity to exhibit at GiTEX Startup Movement. Participation would cost Pakistani startups Rs. 65,000 for exhibit space of 6 sqm as it is being subsidized by TDAP. 9 sqm exhibit space is in the main exhibition arena which gets the bulk of visitor traffic whereas startup stalls are not in the main exhibition hall.

    TDAP’s advertisement soliciting the interest of Pakistani entities is available at http://tdap.gov.pk/news/pdf/gitex_week.pdf

    For information on the event or any queries, you may contact Mr. Faisal Rasheed Awan, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 021-99206471. Kindly note that all applications and payments must be sent directly to TDAP and not PSEB by 12th August, 2016 at latest.

    The ITU Telecom World Awards will recognize excellence and innovation in ICT solutions with social impact from SMEs and corporates alike. Targeted networking opportunities, events and tools will connect SMEs with ministers, regulators, industry CEOs, UN organizations, consultants, entrepreneurs, media and academia.

    As per the organizers, the ITU event attracts senior most decision makers from both public and private sector entities including Heads of State, Ministers, Heads of Regulatory Authorities, CEOs, Academia, Digital Innovators and SME Entrepreneurs. This year’s event would comprise of demos, forum sessions and targeted B2B/B2G networking opportunities with an exhibition on digital solutions, a forum for sharing knowledge and a networking hub to connect, exchange ideas and explore partnership and investment opportunities. Participation in ITU Telecom World 2016 therefore could be immensely beneficial to PSEB member companies in terms of networking and information on latest trends in the industry.

    After PSEB’s subsidy for space, the cost of exhibiting for PSEB member companies having valid membership is Rs. 50,000 per pod. The cost would cover exhibition cost in the event. If you would be interested in participating in ITU World this year, then kindly submit your Expression of Interest by July 28, 2016 via return email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Payment for exhibition space can be made later. Please note that just three slots are left which would be allotted on first come first served basis.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • International Exhibitions 2016-17

    International Exhibitions


    In-line with the objective to boost IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits expression of interest from PSEB member companies to exhibit at international exhibitions during calendar year 2016-17.

    The selected PSEB member companies would have an opportunity to exhibit in the PSEB IT Pavilion at selected international exhibitions thereby providing the local IT companies a viable platform to market their respective products/services and to develop necessary business contacts through real time interaction. As has been the case in past years, significant financial subsidies would be provided by PSEB to ensure that selected companies can exhibit in Pakistan Pavilions. The list of exhibitions is as under:

    Event Location Month
    Customer Contact Expo UK Sep-2016
    GITEX Dubai Oct-2016
    ITU Thailand Nov-2016
    APICTA Taiwan Dec-2016
    Mobile World Congress Spain Feb-2017
    Gamer Developer Conference USA Mar-2017
    CeBit Europe Germany Mar-2017
    InfoSec World Conf/Expo USA Apr-2017
    CeBIT Australia Australia May-2017

    Delegations

    PSEB organizes overseas delegations to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of information technology. This year, PSEB intends to organize two delegations comprising of the representatives of selected PSEB member IT Companies. The members of the delegations, are expected to solicit business, foreign investment and explore avenues for enhancing bilateral cooperation in the IT arena. One, one way airfare per selected IT Company would be reimbursed by PSEB.

     

    Destination Location Tentative Dates
    USA California Sept-16
    Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

    Jan-17

    ITU Thailand Nov-2016

    PSEB may cancel participation in any event at any time without assigning any reason. In case, PSEB cancels participations in an event, the application fee would be refunded and the companies may apply for other events. One company can participate in one international PSEB subsidized exhibition per calendar year and can be part of one PSEB sponsored delegation in one calendar year. Companies that cancel participation in the event after selection by PSEB would pay a fine as determined by PSEB. Companies that fail to show up at the event would also have to pay a fine. Selected companies for international exhibitions would have to pay a security deposit that would be refunded following submission of a tour report as per PSEB format. Kindly note that your company must have valid PSEB membership to be eligible.

    Kindly email your expression of interest with regards to the exhibition and the delegation that your company is interested in, to the undersigned via email by Aug 17, 2016. Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

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  • Exhibit at ITU Telecom World in Bangkok

    Dear PSEB Member,

    ITU Telecom World 2016, the leading global technology event, will take place this year in Bangkok, Thailand, from 14 to 17 November 2016. The focus will be on the most effective ways to grow the digital ecosystem and the key role SMEs play in the process.

    ITU Telecom World 2016 combines a global technology exhibition, a forum for sharing knowledge, a networking hub for corporates, governments and SMEs and a prestigious Awards programme. It provides a unique international platform bringing together developed and emerging markets, public and private sector leaders, and industry representatives from across the entire ICT ecosystem.

    “By emphasizing the importance of collaboration throughout the digital economy, ITU Telecom World 2016 will highlight the roles of multiple stakeholders from government and industry, including the small and medium businesses that are key to driving innovation and ensuring sustainable, inclusive economic growth,” said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. “Holding this event in Bangkok adds value, as the city is at the center of a fast-growing digital economy and is an important strategic gateway to the ASEAN countries and the wider South East Asian region.”

    The exhibition will showcase digital solutions and investment opportunities from nations, regions, organizations and companies and include both emerging and developed markets. It will focus on bringing high-growth SMEs, particularly from emerging markets, to the international stage.

    A world-class programme of interactive forum debates will address the issues defining the ICT industry today on the theme of “Collaborating in the Digital Economy”. Expert speakers will explore new partnerships and new opportunities in the digital economy, including establishing meaningful and affordable universal access, working together on new technologies such as 5G and the Internet of Things, and how the ICT sector can make a business case for meeting the UN sustainable development goals.

    The ITU Telecom World Awards will recognize excellence and innovation in ICT solutions with social impact from SMEs and corporates alike. Targeted networking opportunities, events and tools will connect SMEs with ministers, regulators, industry CEOs, UN organizations, consultants, entrepreneurs, media and academia.

    As per the organizers, the ITU event attracts senior most decision makers from both public and private sector entities including Heads of State, Ministers, Heads of Regulatory Authorities, CEOs, Academia, Digital Innovators and SME Entrepreneurs. This year’s event would comprise of demos, forum sessions and targeted B2B/B2G networking opportunities with an exhibition on digital solutions, a forum for sharing knowledge and a networking hub to connect, exchange ideas and explore partnership and investment opportunities. Participation in ITU Telecom World 2016 therefore could be immensely beneficial to PSEB member companies in terms of networking and information on latest trends in the industry.

    After PSEB’s subsidy for space, the cost of exhibiting for PSEB member companies having valid membership is Rs. 50,000 per pod. The cost would cover exhibition cost in the event. If you would be interested in participating in ITU World this year, then kindly submit your Expression of Interest by July 28, 2016 via return email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Payment for exhibition space can be made later. Please note that just three slots are left which would be allotted on first come first served basis.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • GET YOUR COMPANY CERTIFIED IN ISO27001 AND ISO20000 USING PSEB'S SUBSIDY

    Dear PSEB member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is the Government agency mandated to promote Pakistan’s IT Industry locally and internationally.

    ISO/IEC 20000 is the international standard for IT service management. ISO/IEC 20000 reflects best practice guidance contained within the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework (reference needed). ISO 20000 is the Code of practice and describes the best practices for Service Management Processes within the scope. The code of Practice will be of particular use to organizations preparing to be audited against ISO 20000 or planning service improvements.

    ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). Organizations which meet the standard may be certified compliant by an independent and accredited certification body on successful completion of a formal compliance audit.

    PSEB has already assisted 110 companies in achieving ISO9001, 11 companies in achieving ISO27001/BS7799 and 23 companies in CMMI Level-2, Level-3 & Level-5. PSEB now wants to assist 10 more companies each with ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 certifications during 2016-17.

    PSEB member companies interested in acquiring ISO27001/20000 Certifications through PSEB’s assistance are invited to submit their EOI by 21st July, 2016 at 15:00 pm. Only companies which have a current registration with PSEB will be eligible for the certification program.

    Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) for selecting companies for PSEB’s assistance are available at http://pseb.org.pk/images/ISO20000-TORs-COMPANIES.pdf and http://pseb.org.pk/images/ISO27001-TORs-COMPANIES.pdf

    Best Regards,

    Director Projects

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad

    Phone: 051-9211094

    Fax: 051-9204075

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  • GET YOUR STAFF TRAINED AS ISO27001/20000 LEAD IMPLEMENTERS USING PSEB’S SUBSIDY

    Dear PSEB member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is the Government agency mandated to promote Pakistan’s IT Industry locally and internationally.

    PSEB plans to train the professionals of member companies as ISO27001/20000 Lead Implementers. Organizations undergoing or planning to undergo ISO27001/20000 certification through PSEB’s assistance may nominate two individuals for this training along-with the Industry contribution as per the following details;

    Training Title

    Total Training Cost per participant Industry Contribution per participant (20%)
    ISO27001 Lead Implementer Training

    Rs.20,000/-

    Rs.4,000/-
    ISO20000 Lead Implementer Training

    Rs.25,000/-

    Rs.5,000/-

    Qualification of each nominee shall at least Bachelors in Computer Science/MBA or equivalent. PSEB member companies interested to train their professionals as Lead Implementers on ISO27001/20000 may submit their nomination along-with their CVs & pay-order of above-mentioned amount to PSEB by 20th July, 2016 at 15:00 pm

    Best Regards,

    Director Projects

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad

    Phone: 051-9211094

    Fax: 051-9204075

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  • IT Remittances till April 2016

    Dear PSEB Members,

    Below are State Bank’s figures for IT remittances from July 2015 to April 2016 for a total of $453 million at an average of $45.3 million per month:

    S # Category SBP Code Exports in Millions US$(Jul 2015 – Apr 2016)
    A Computer Services   $395.58
    1 Export of Computer Software 9184 $240.86
    2 Software Consultancy Services 9182 $102.99
    3 Other Computer Services 9185 $49.12
    4 Hardware Consultancy Services 9181 $1.99
    5 Maintenance & Repairs of Computers 9183 $0.62
    B Call Centers 9102 $57.42
      TOTAL (A +B)   $453

    Hence, when compared with last year’s growth in IT remittances of 41%, this year’s growth has been 5% only. One of the reasons for this decline was expiring exemption on income tax on exports on 30th June, 2016. However, PSEB is pleased to announce that in budget 2016-17, this exemption has been extended till June 2019. Based on industry meetup in April 2016, PSEB and Ministry of IT had submitted a proposal on tax exemption on IT exports to Ministry of Finance and FBR which was reviewed and approved by them.

    PSEB estimates that only 20-25% of the companies are following the procedure and correctly reporting inward remittances against the above mentioned SBP codes assigned for IT services. Your active cooperation is highly desired in pursuing your respective banks to use the above SBP codes only when reporting IT export remittances to the State Bank of Pakistan, rather than codes meant for other sectors. It is also important to understand that when your principal remits monthly expenses to you, those are exports of Pakistani registered company, since in return you are providing software/services to the principal.

    In order to encourage IT exports and to recognize the top exporters, PSEB will be announcing top exporters based on remittances during 2015-16 at PSEB’s event later this year (remittances will be calculated based on submitted R-forms against above mentioned SBP codes). For this purpose, PSEB has defined the following exports categories:
    • PSEB Platinum Exporter (Annual remittances of $10 million or more)
    • PSEB Gold Exporter (Annual remittances of $5-9.99 million)
    • PSEB Silver Exporter (Annual remittances of $2.5-4.99 million)

    Should you have any questions about exports reporting, then do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

    Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director, Operations & Administration

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ph: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext 106)

    Cell: 0300-8506806

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  • 16th ITCN Asia IT & Telecom Conference

    Dear PSEB Members,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), in line with its policy of bolstering the local IT Sector of Pakistan hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at ITCN Asia 2016 (September 27-29) at Karachi Expo Center.

    According to organizers, ITCN Asia is the largest ICT exhibition in Pakistan and that the 2016 event is expected to attract representation from 30 countries with over 100,000 visitors. The event would focus on Business Solutions, Telecom Solutions, Government Solutions, Cloud Computing, Data Center Solutions, Banking Solutions, Health Solutions, Retail Solutions, Digital Marketing, Consumer Technology, Security and Computer Hardware Solutions. Further information on the event is available at http://itcnasia.com/

    PSEB would provide subsidy to selected PSEB member companies having valid PSEB membership for exhibiting at ITCN Asia 2015. After availing the subsidy, the shortlisted PSEB member company would pay only Rs. 25,000 for the following benefits:

    • Independent Exhibition space of 9 sqm with fascia Name, counter, 2 chairs, spot lights and power socket.
    • Company profile in the event’s catalogue.
    • Corporate visitor passes

    You may bring your marketing material such as backdrop, brochures, banners, and standees for effectively marketing your products and services. A PSEB representative would be available at all times to address any issues pertaining to PSEB Pavilion.

    Your company must have valid PSEB member ship to be eligible. The duly filled in application form and signed TORs must be submitted to Mr. Jahanzaib Shafi, Manager Marketing, PSEB, 2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad by July 22, 2016 by 4 PM along with the following:

    • Objective Statement (explaining why your company wants to participate in this particular event)
    • Demand draft of Rs. 25,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (refundable in case of non-selection).

    Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT and Telecom

    Government of Pakistan

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

  • Open House For Inspection of Proposed STP in Karachi

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is facilitating the IT industry by establishing Software Technology Parks (STPs) with state of the art facilities and affordable rentals. PSEB is presently managing twelve (12) Software Technology Parks in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad where more than 820,000 Sq. ft² of IT-enabled office spaces has been provisioned for IT firms engaged in consulting, software development, BPO and other IT businesses.

    Pakistan software Export Board has identified office space of up to 19,000 sq ft which is available for immediate occupancy by IT companies in the following building:

    Resham bazaar Commercial Project, University Road Scheme 33, Next to NED University

    PSEB shall arrange an open house for inspection of this building by IT companies seeking commercial office space.

    Representatives of IT companies may visit this building as per following schedule:

    S. No; Building Name Visit Schedule
    1 Resham bazaar Commercial Project, University Road Scheme 33, Next to NED University The building has more than 19,000 sq.ft² of available office space with roadside parking, backup power and other facilities. 17th May, 2016, Monday 10 am to 12 noon

    Following visit of this building, the representatives of IT companies interested in occupying available office spaces would be asked to submit on-site expression of interest (EOI) mentioning square feet of office space required and maximum affordable rent per sq. ft. Other interested IT companies may respond by sending their EOI to email given below by 20th May, 2016 at latest. Space will be allocated on first come, first served basis. Representatives of interested companies should confirm their presence to undersigned through email by 16th May, 2016.

    Best Regards,

    Mr. Farokh Shabbir

    Infrastructure Assistant,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Office 203, 2nd Floor, Tariq Center Main Tariq Road, Karachi, Pakistan

    Ph: 021-34327492

    Cell: 0345-2560571

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  • Reporting of Exports Remittance by IT Companies and call centers

    Dear PSEB Members,

    Based on State Bank’s figures, although Pakistan’s IT remittances grew by 41% during 2014-15, so far the growth during the current fiscal year (2015-16) has been only 8.46%.

    S # Category SBP Code Exports in Millions US$ (Jul 2015 – Mar 2016)
    A Computer Services   $356.36
    1 Export of Computer Software 9184 $219.46
    2 Software Consultancy Services 9182 $90.13
    3 Other Computer Services 9185 $44.57
    4 Hardware Consultancy Services 9181 $1.81
    5 Maintenance & Repairs of Computers 9183 $0.39
    B Call Centers 9102 $51.98
      TOTAL (A +B)   $408.34

    At this rate, we can expect to miss the target of $600 million for 2015-16 by a big margin, unless a sizable amount of remittances ($ 192 million) is reported during this quarter (i.e., Q4) of the fiscal year in the SBP codes assigned for the IT sector.

    PSEB will be giving awards to Platinum and Gold exporters based on remittances during 2015-16 at PSEB’s event later this year. For this purpose, PSEB has defined the following exports categories:
    • PSEB Platinum Exporter (Annual remittances of $10 million or more)
    • PSEB Gold Exporter (Annual remittances of $5-9.99 million)
    • PSEB Silver Exporter (Annual remittances of $2.5-4.99 million)

    Remittances will be calculated based on R-forms submitted during 2015-16 and Platinum and Gold Exporters will be announced by September 2016.

    Based on daily interaction with the IT &ITeS companies, PSEB estimates that only 20-25% of the companies are following the procedure and correctly reporting inward remittances against the above mentioned SBP codes assigned for IT services. You are again reminded to ensure the correct reporting of IT export remittances. Your active cooperation is highly desired in pursuing your respective banks to use the above SBP codes only when reporting IT export remittances to the State Bank of Pakistan, rather than codes meant for other sectors. It is also important to understand that when your principal remits monthly expenses to you, those are exports of Pakistani registered company, since in return you are providing software/services to the principal.

    Government will not take the IT industry seriously till it crosses the $1 billion mark in annual remittances to demonstrate its substantial contributions to Pakistan’s economy and exports. Hence, it is in IT industry’s own interest to improve reporting of remittances to SBP on a monthly-basis through timely submission of R-forms using the above mentioned SBP codes. Should you have any questions about reporting of IT remittances, then please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

    Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director, Operations & Admin

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ph: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext 106)

    Cell: 0300-8506806

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  • Register with PSEB to Avail Multiple Benefits

    Dear PSEB Members,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) facilitates and internationally promotes the IT industry of Pakistan, with an aim to accelerate IT exports of the country. PSEB has been implementing a series of projects and programs in international marketing, human/intellectual capital development, capacity building of companies, infrastructure development, domestic facilitation, as well as promotion of entrepreneurship and emerging technologies. PSEB also acts as a bridge between multiple public and private stakeholders including foreign customers and investors, local IT companies, Ministry of IT, PTA, National ICT R&D Fund, Pakistan Software Houses Association (PASHA), HEC, and TDAP etc., creating a positive and collaborative eco-system between different parties. According to State Bank of Pakistan, IT remittances had crossed $520 million during 2014-15 and PSEB’s goal is to exceed $1 billion in annual remittances before 2020.

    Exporters of Software, BPO service providers and call centers operating in Pakistan are encouraged to register with PSEB in order to avail the benefits and incentives offered by the Government through various programs and initiatives for capacity building, facilitation and international promotion of IT industry of Pakistan.

    Benefits of PSEB Registration:

    • Corporate Tax exemption on exports of IT services
    • Repatriation of profits (currently 100% repatriation of profits is permissible)
    • Voice traffic legalized by PTA for PSEB registered call centers (any call center not registered with PSEB is considered to be operating illegally and subject to legal proceedings by the PTA and FIA)
    • Credibility with foreign customers and investors in the international market
    • Subsidized participation in International IT exhibitions and road shows
    • Subsidized participation in local exhibitions attended by foreign customers and investors
    • Marketing of IT industry through PSEB portal
    • Subsidized quality certifications such as ISO 27001, ISO 20000, and CMMI
    • Subsidized professional trainings for the management and technical staff of IT companies
    • Fully paid Internships of ICT graduates in the IT industry (60% have jobs now)
    • Incubation Program for IT entrepreneurs/startups
    • Industry meetups, workshops and networking events

    For more information and to register online, please visit our web site at http://www.pseb.org.pk. There are separate registration forms for IT companies and call centers which are available online.

    You may also visit our offices or send us your query online. Office locations and online contact form are available at http://www.pseb.org.pk/contact-us. Should you have any questions about registration, please contact the undersigned

    Best Regards, ,

    Sajid Iqbal

    Manager Domestic Business /span>

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad.

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    Telephone: 92-51-9204074, Extension 102

    Fax: 92-51-9204075

  • PSEB's FREE WORKSHOP FOR IT STARTUPS & ENTREPRENEURS (Karachi 24-25)

    Dear Entrepreneur,

    PSEB is organizing its 3rd entrepreneurship workshop for executives of IT startups and entrepreneurs in Karachi (earlier workshops held in Islamabad and Peshawar). Workshop is scheduled to be held on 24th & 25th May, 2016 (9 am to 5 pm) at Bahria University, National Stadium Road, Karachi, in collaboration with Cambridge Advisors Network and Bahria University.

    Focus of the workshop, to be coached by Azhar Rizvi, Master Trainer from Cambridge Advisors Network and Vice Chairman of MIT Enterprise Forum in business planning, covering key subjects of market analysis, product/service/solution development, competitive analysis, go to market strategy, financial planning and exit strategy, how to fill a business plan template, developing your business model canvas, and delivering an effective elevator pitch. In addition, leading experts from the IT industry will be sharing best practices and success stories. Goal will be to increase export revenue of startups to at least $1 million in a year or more.

    Please confirm name/designation of participants from your enterprise by sending an email to the undersigned (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), no later than Tuesday, 17th May, 2016.

    To download the agenda of the workshop, click here: http://pseb.org.pk/images/docs/agenda-launching-successful-startups.pdf

    Due to limited seats, you are requested to apply as early as possible, as only first 50 confirmations will be accepted.

    Best Regards, ,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director Operations & Administration

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad.

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    Telephone: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext.106)

  • International Exhibition on Technology & Innovation (INOTEX 2016), 22-25 May 2016, Tehran

    Dear PSEB Member,

    In recent years, the news of the successes of the Islamic Republic of Iran in different fields of science and technology have been published internationally. Iran’s strategic position, highly educated and talented human resources (mostly youth), natural resources, have created the chance for the country to be a valuable opportunity for technology investors and technology owners to develop their economical and commercial activities. These capacities create a proper context to export domestic products and technologies to foreign countries and also import the capabilities of other countries in fields of new technologies.

    Since trade sanctions were lifted from Iran last year by USA and EU, now is the time for Pakistani companies to enter Iran’s market to explore new business opportunities in different sectors including ICT before other countries enter the Iranian market.

    The 5th session of the "International Innovation and Technology Exhibition" (INOTEX2016) will be held on 22-25 May 2016, in Tehran, Iran with the successful experience of the past four years. More than 20 countries are expected to participate in INOTEX2016 this year including Germany, Austria, South Korea, Russia, Greece, Belgium, Romania, Belarus, Czech Republic, and India.

    Floor plan is available at http://inotex.com/en/User_Forms/Floor-Plan.soap

    A 2nd international session on “Innovative web designing” is also being planned on the sidelines of this exhibition.

    PSEB received a very late notification about the event this week. INOTEX has informed PSEB that Pakistani companies can attend as visitors this year and can exhibit at INOTEX next year. There are no fees for attendance. Cost pertaining to attending the event such as travel and accommodation would be borne by the IT companies themselves.

    To attend INOTEX 2016 as a visitor please submit application form to PSEB office in Islamabad by 16th May, 2016 at latest. For application form click here. Selected companies would be required to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs. 10,000. The security deposit is refundable subject to submission of tour and leads report to PSEB within the stipulated time frame. For any questions about INOTEX, please contact the undersigned.

    Best Regards, ,

    Sulman Hassan

    Director International Marketing,

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Ministry of IT & Telecom

    Government of Pakistan,

    Office 5/6, 5th Floor,

    Shaheen Complex, Edgerton Road,

    Lahore, Pakistan.

    Telephone: +92-42-99239170

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Open House for proposed STP in Rawalpindi on 31st March

    Dear PSEB Member,

    Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is facilitating the IT industry by establishing Software Technology Parks (STPs) with state of the art facilities and affordable rentals. PSEB is presently managing twelve (12) Software Technology Parks in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad where more than 820,000 sq.ft. of IT-enabled office space has been provisioned for IT firms engaged in consulting, software development, BPO and other IT businesses.

    Pakistan software Export Board has identified office space of up to 100,000 sq ft which is available for immediate occupancy by IT companies in the following building:

    Meridian Mall, Near Rehmanabad Metro Bus Station, Murree Road, Rawalpindi

    PSEB shall arrange an open house for inspection of this building by IT companies seeking commercial office space.

    Representatives of IT companies may visit this building as per following schedule:

    S. No Building Name Visit Schedule
    1

    Meridian Mall, Near Rehmanabad Metro Bus Station, Rawalpindi.

    The building has more than 100,000 sqft of available office space with basement parking, backup power and other facilities.

    31st March, 2016, Thursday 10 am  to 12 noon

    Following visit of this building, the representatives of IT companies interested in occupying available office spaces would be asked to submit on-site expression of interest (EOI) mentioning square feet of office space required and maximum affordable rent per sq. ft. Other interested IT companies may respond by sending their EOI to email given below by 10th April, 2016 at latest. Space will be allocated on first applied, first served basis. Representatives of interested companies should confirm their presence to undersigned through email by March 30th, 2016.

    Regards,

    Mohammed Arsalan Mujahid

    Infrastructure Assistant

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    Evacuee Trust Complex, 2nd Floor, Aga Khan Road,

    Islamabad

    Ph-051-9204074

    Cell-0301-4921775

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  • PSEB LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION OF COMPANIES

    Dear PSEB Member

    PSEB is pleased to announce the launch of its newly designed website which enables IT companies to register and to renew their registration online. The new web site also enables member IT &ITeS companies to showcase their profile, success stories, products, and services.

    Government's full support for the IT industry has been highlighted as well as emphasis on benefits and incentives for investors, customers and potential partners in outsourcing software development and BPO services to Pakistan. Care has been taken to ensure that the improved PSEB website meets the information requirements of member IT companies, prospective investors and customers.

    The redesigned website follows a simple yet concise format to improve user experience. Important information on PSEB’sprograms, current happenings, current and proposed projects for the IT industry, is now easily accessible and better organized. Industry related news, updates, blogs and other relevant information is now just a glance away. A neat, clean and clutter free interface makes navigation user friendly. The revamped PSEB website compliments PSEB's efforts on social media such as Twitter, Facebook and thus forms an integral part of PSEB’s Social media strategy.

    The new website offers PSEB’s member companies an opportunity to receive recognition for their respective achievements. These achievements would be listed under prominently placed “Success Stories” tab. In the lower half of home page, PSEB is also offering advertisement space to member companies to advertise their products and services at extremely reasonable rates.

    In order to expedite PSEB’s registration process for both IT companies and call centers, online submission of registration/renewal form is being introduced (http://pseb.org.pk/registration). Once your submission has been reviewed by PSEB's officers to ensure that all required information has been completed, you will be notified to print the completed registration/renewal form and submit it to PSEB along with required documents and pay order for processing. Member companies will now be able to update their profile, areas of expertise, contact information etc. which will be powering the online directory, accessible to your potential customers worldwide. In this regard, your login and password information will be emailed to your registered email address separately later this week.

    Your suggestions are valuable. Kindly visit the website (http://www.pseb.org.pk) and provide us with your comments to further improve user experience.

    Best Regards,

     
    Sulman Hassan
    Director International Marketing
    Pakistan Software Export Board
    Ministry of IT and Telecom
    Government of Pakistan
    Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex
    Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan
    Telephone: +92-42-99239170
    Email:
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  • Reporting of Export Remittances by IT Companies and Call Centers

    Dear PSEB member,

    Based on State Bank’s figures, although Pakistan’s IT remittances grew by 41% during 2014-15, growth during 2015-16 has been very slow. Presently, Pakistan is ranked 3rd in South Asia in terms of IT remittances as follows:

      IT remittances last year Rank
    India $25,000 million 1st
    Srilanka $750 million 2nd
    Pakistan $523 million 3rd
    Bangladesh $125 million 4th

    The performance of our IT & ITeS industry during the current fiscal year in terms of export remittances reported to State Bank of Pakistan is as follows:

    S # Category SBP Code Exports in Millions US$ (Jul 2015 – Feb 2016)
    A Computer Services   $308.38
    1 Export of Computer Software 9184 $192.29
    2 Software Consultancy Services 9182 $76.19
    3 Other Computer Services 9185 $37.90
    4 Hardware Consultancy Services 9181 $1.75
    5 Maintenance & Repairs of Computers 9183 $0.25
    B Call Centers 9102 $45.75
    TOTAL (A +B)   $354.13

    This translates to a growth rate of 8.55% over the last year (Jul-Feb), which is far below the target of $600 million for the current fiscal year. Based on daily interaction with the IT & ITeS companies, PSEB estimates that only 20-25% of the companies are following the procedure and correctly reporting inward remittances against the above mentioned SBP codes assigned for IT services. You are again reminded to ensure the correct reporting of IT export remittances. Your active cooperation is highly desired in pursuing your respective banks to use the above SBP codes only when reporting IT export remittances to the State Bank of Pakistan, rather than codes meant for other sectors. It is also important to understand that when your principal remits monthly expenses to you, those are exports of Pakistani registered company, since in return you are providing software/services to the principal. 

    PSEB and the Ministry of Information Technology have been actively raising the taxation issues at related forums, including Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and recently at National Assembly's Standing Committee on Finance. The good news is that FBR officials have informed the standing committee on 17th March that FBR has proposed to Ministry of Finance to reduce 8% minimum tax on IT services to 2% in finance bill for the next fiscal year from July 2016.

    PSEB has also submitted a working paper on extension of tax exemption on IT exports for another five years to Ministry of IT to be forwarded to Ministry of Finance for consideration and approval. PSEB supports the IT industry on extension of tax exemption. However, industry has to reciprocate also by showing a decent growth of 20-30% in remittances every year. Government will not take the IT industry seriously till it can demonstrate its substantial contributions to Pakistan’s economy through remittances and foreign investment. Hence, it is in IT industry’s own interest to improve reporting of remittances to SBP on a monthly-basis through timely submission of R-forms. Should you have any questions about reporting of IT remittances, then please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

    Best Regards,

    Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

    Director Operations & Administration

    Pakistan Software Export Board

    2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

    F-5, Aga Khan Road, Islamabad.

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Phone: +92-51-9206961, 9204074 (Ext.106)

  • Boot Camp for Angular JS

    Dear PSEB Member,

    JumpStart Pakistan is one name striving to serve the startups and to promote the Entrepreneurship to Change Pakistan for good. JumpStart has collaborated with number of splendid partners for number of entrepreneurial, technical and non-technical events, workshops and hands on programs.

    This time JumpStart is bringing forward the technical hands on 1 month training boot camp for Angular JS. This training program is for you if you are starting your own startup, upgrading your technical knowledge, want to up build your own career or aid the technical facilities on your own.

    Boot Camp will comprise of 2 classes a week over the weekends, 3 hour sessions from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturday and Sunday at LaunchPad7.

    Mr. Najam Sikandar who is CEO Code Bar and Director at Moftak Solutions will moderate the session. Mr. Najam has over 6 years of experience in the field.

    The session will cover:

    Introduction

    Controllers and Markup