In a recent meeting, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr.Shahbaz Sharif discussed the concern of insufficient IT exports in Pakistan and stated, “Pakistan has a huge potential in the IT sector, which needs to be exploited. The IT industry stands alongside the government to improve the national economy.”

To elevate the exports he commanded the corresponding higher authorities to put forward their efforts and make progress in the field of IT. The intentions are to upraise the level of IT exports from $2.6 Billion to $15 Billion within the next 3 years. He also mentioned the need of hiring and training new IT professionals and said, “The number of IT professionals needs to be increased from 0.6 million to 1.5 million.”

He emphasized the role played by educational institutes and the need of uplifting the educational standards according to advanced curricula. He has instructed the higher education commission to work on improving the quality of their training to make Pakistan stand out in the IT department of the modern world.

In the meeting, it was also decided to form a standing committee having representatives from the IT industry, The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the finance ministry, and other relevant departments, for a better understanding between the IT industry and the government.

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