To develop the field of IT in Pakistan, the present government is taking remarkable initiatives. Recently a green signal for developing a 40 acre software city in Islamabad to increase IT exports of Pakistan to $10 billion, was given by PM Imran khan. A meeting with highly ranked officials from Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication MOITT was held to find out the ways to develop the IT sector of Pakistan.
In the meeting PM Khan made some important decisions which may be helpful in the increase of IT exports of the country. The most remarkable initiative among those decisions was to establish a 40 acre software city in Islamabad. It is the surprising news especially for Technology companies and IT experts as well. They will find more ways to explore their skills in the project.
The Federal government is also planning to launch a relief package of low level software exporters for the further growth. The PM Khan also gives an order to MOITT to stop the imposed tax on software exporters by both federal and provincial government. The small software exporters will also get relaxation on the currency rate as and will be given low rate as compared to market rate.
It is also decided in the meeting that the HEC recognized universities will also be asked to buy the locally developed software to strengthen the local industry. The decision also made to digitize the HEC recognized universities in Rawalpindi and Islamabad to facilitate their students with latest technology. The MOITT is also ordered to make closer the distant areas of the country by installing telephone towers.