IT exports to be increased to $15bn
ITCN Asia 2022, a platform for the promotion of Information Technology (IT) and guidance to new generation, kicked-off on Wednesday. The three-day event, organized by Ecommerce Gateway, will continue till August 26, 2022.
Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Syed Amin-ul-Haq inaugurated the exhibition and conferences. Speaking on the occasion, he informed that as per the instructions from Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, a plan was being devised to increase IT exports.
“A target of $5 billion IT exports has been set for the next year, while the same will be increased to $15 billion in the next few years”.
Government is evaluating attractive incentives for the industry such as regulatory reforms and tax exemptions. Certain other recommendations are also under consideration. Moreover, Cyber Security Policy and Personal Data Protection have also been finalized,” the minister said.
He informed that initial viabilities had already been finalized for the development of IT Parks in Karachi with an investment of Rs31 billion, and the project would be launched soon.
The minister said that with the coopera tion of Sindh University, IT courses had been started at various institutes in Hyderabad.
Syed Amin-ul-Haq maintained that an IT Surveillance Data had also been developed to make Pakistan a crime-free state. “The Smart Policing initiative of Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication is being expanded across the country to compile a complete profile of criminals as well as maintain a computerized policing system.”
He acknowledged the devastated civic infrastructure in Karachi and expressed his remorse on the losses caused by flash floods in the province. Amin-ul-Haq called for unified efforts by all political parties to rehabilitate the effectees.
ITCN Asia 2022 organized by Ecommerce Gateway is also hosting seminars and conferences on several important subjects such as crypto, ecommerce, software development, startup, robotics, re