Minister of State for IT & Telecom Mrs. Anusha Rehman, said that we are rigorously pursuing our agenda of “accelerated digitization” and committed to taking our IT exports to $10B with dynamic and vibrant policy measures by 2020.She stated this while Chairing a board of directors meeting of Pakistan software board here at Islamabad today. Federal Secretary IT Mr. Rizwan Bashir khan, Member IT Syed Raza Ali Shah, MD PSEB Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, Member HRD Mr. Tahir Mushtaq and other senior officials from MoITT, PSEB, and @Pasha were also present in the meeting.
Anusha Rehman said that today We can proudly say that we have successfully created an enabling environment for the IT industry and SMEs.Our IT remittances have grown phenomenally during last few years. Now the goal of Ministry and PSEB is to increase IT exports to $10B by 2020. We have initiated different support programs including participation in international IT exhibitions with IT companies, local IT events, meetings with foreign IT investors, CMMI training and certification, capacity building through internships and training, infrastructural development projects, and special incentive package for the startup to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, to materialize our vision.
She stressed upon IT companies to report their foreign remittances under specific state bank’s code so that an accurate picture of IT exports of Pakistan could be aggregated. PSEB budget proposals were also approved by the Board.
Caption; MOS IT & Telecom Mrs. Anusha Rehman while Chairing Board of Directors meeting of Pakistan software export board (PSEB) here at Islamabad today dated 17th October 2017