Islamabad: As per the latest news, Pakistan’s information technology and IT-enabled services (ITeS) export remittances increased 38.16 percent year on year, with a target of $5 billion by 2023.
According to the statement, this was the IT sector’s best growth rate since 2018, when the growth rate for the same period was only 13%.
Syed Amin Ul Haque, the Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunications lauded the industry’s recent export success and said the effort to bring IT companies from secondary and tertiary cities into the mainstream was well advanced to assure holistic growth.
The registration fee for IT and ITeS firms in Pakistan, including contact centers and IT start-ups in underserved areas, has been completely waived, he said, in order to encourage the IT industry’s spread across the country.
Haque has set a goal of $5 billion in export remittances via information technology and ITeS over the next three years.