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Caretaker PM directs to present comprehensive strategy to boost IT exports
September 06, 2023

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has assured implementation on measures to strengthen economy, create employment opportunities and earn foreign exchange reserves for the country.

Chairing a meeting on Information Technology and Telecom sectors in Islamabad on Wednesday, he directed to present a comprehensive strategy to boost IT exports.

He said every possible facility will be provided for the promotion of the IT sector and all targets for the promotion of investment in this field will be achieved from the platform of Special Investment Facilitation Council.

The Prime Minister further said all government services will be digitalized and a durable solution will be presented to the problems, being faced by free lancers. He said provision of world class education and skills regarding the Information Technology in country's universities will be ensured. He said the government will take steps on priority basis to promote locally produced hi-tech goods, especially smart phones.  

The meeting was apprised that digitalization of all government services will help improve revenue collection, curb tax evasion, and achieve the goal of complete documentation of Pakistan's economy.

It was told that the government is taking steps to ensure access to soft loans and investments for start-ups, which is likely to generate Foreign Direct Investment to the tune of one billion dollars in next six months.

During the meeting, a strategy regarding provision of high-speed internet, 5G services and reforms in the Telecom sector was also presented.