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Islamabad: March 30, 2020. The Federal Secretary Information Technology & Telecommunication, Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui chaired a meeting today to review efforts for enhancing Pakistan’s IT industry exports.  Officials of Ministry of IT & T and Pakistan Software Export Board attended the meeting.

PSEB Managing Director, Syed Ali Abbas Hasani, in his briefing stated that, Pakistan’s IT & IT enabled Services (ITeS) export remittances, including telecommunication, computer and information services, have surged to US $887.470 million at a growth rate of 26.24% over the past eight months, in comparison to US $702.990 during the corresponding period last year.  Whereas the number of registered IT & ITeS companies have increased by a stellar 26.35%.  He stated that Korean Exim Bank has principally agreed to provide funding for establishment of a state of the IT Park in Karachi and that training in emerging technologies of 2,000 fresh IT graduates and professionals working in the industry will start from May 2020. He said that maximum facilitation and strong incentives are being provided to the IT industry. PSEB is assisting 18 companies this year with coveted international certifications such as ISO27001, ISO20001, and CMMI Level-2 & 3. 10 companies have achieved certifications while the rest are in progress. Furthermore, PSEB has facilitated nearly 70 IT companies over the past eight months to participate in numerous events and trade fairs in Canada, China Dubai, Norway, Saudi Arabia and USA. 

The Secretary IT lauded the ahcievements of Pakistan’s IT sector noting that it is a matter of great pride that Pakistani IT companies are providing state of the art products and services to world’s largest companies. He said that efforts need to be made to enhance perception of Pakistan’s IT Industry in the global arena and to ensure sustainable growth of Pakistan’s IT industry in long term. He directed PSEB to devise a comprehensive marketing plan and to prepare strategies to accelerate growth of Pakistan’s IT sector with particular focus on providing IT companies the opportunities for  international business solicitation and also to enhance efforts to locate opportunities in North America and Europe.


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Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is an apex Government body mandated to promote Pakistan's IT Industry in local and international markets. PSEB facilitates the IT industry through a series of projects and programs in infrastructure development, human capital development and company capability development.

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