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Reporting of IT/ITeS Exports Revenue to State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)

Dear Call Center,

According to State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the collective exports receipts reported by the IT/ITeS Industry and Call Centers during FY 2013-14 were $370 million. Surprisingly, the share of more than 540 Call Centers registered with PSEB was only US$ 39.231 million (average exports of only $6054/month/call center). During July-Dec 2014, the exports receipts reported by State Bank for the IT/ITeS sector and Call Centers were US $ 228.87 million.

 

Based on feedback from SBP, one of the major reasons for such insignificant exports number is incorrect/nil reporting of export revenue by the call centers to SBP. The performance of our IT/ITeS  industry during July-Dec 2014 in terms of exports receipts reported to State Bank of Pakistan is as follows:

 

S #
Purpose
SBP Code
Million US$
(July-Dec 2014)
Percentage of exports
A
Computer and Information Services

$ 202.21
88.35%
1
Hardware Consultancy Services
9181
$ 0.27
0.10%
2
Software Consultancy Services
9182
$ 43.31
18.90%
3
Maintenance & Repairs of Computers
9183
$ 0.44
0.20%
4
Export of Computer Software
9184
$ 132.13
57.70%
5
Other Computer Services
9185
$ 26.05
11.40%
B
Call Centers
9102
$ 26.66
11.65%
TOTAL (A +B)

$ 228.87
100.00%

 

Whereas software houses and consultancies contributed 88% to Pakistan’s IT exports, call centers contributed only 11.65% to IT exports. However, PSEB strongly believes that the exports potential of our call centers is grossly under rated and the actual exports of this promising sector are much more than what is reflected in SBP figures. In line with its mission to make Pakistan the second largest IT exporter in South Asia by 2015-16, PSEB urges call centers and their banks to always mention 9102 as SBP code when reporting monthly exports income to SBP on the exports realization form.

 

Because use of informal money transfer channels or receiving company earnings in personal accounts is not reflected in the IT exports recorded by SBP, you are strongly encouraged to use only regular banking channels for receiving remittances from foreign customers or your principal office abroad.

 

PSEB hopes that call centers will increase their contribution to Pakistan’s IT exports from $39 million last year to at least $100 million during 2014-15. Your valued cooperation will certainly contribute to our mission of making Pakistan the second largest IT exporter in South Asia by 2015-16. Should you have any questions about exports reporting, then please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

 

Thank you,

 

Syed Ali Abbas Hasani
Director, Operations & Admin
Pakistan Software Export Board
2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex
F-5/1, Agha Khan Road
Islamabad-44000, Pakistan
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Office Space Available at PSEB STP in I-9/3, Islamabad

Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is facilitating the IT industry by establishing Software Technology Parks (STPs) with state of the art facilities and affordable rentals. PSEB is presently managing twelve (12) Software Technology Parks in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad where more than 820,000 sq.ft. of IT-enabled office space has been provisioned for IT firms engaged in consulting, software development, BPO and other IT businesses.

“KSL Software Technology Park” was established by PSEB in 2013, it is located at I-9/3 industrial area, Islamabad and has basic facilities including IESCO power, telecom bandwidth services, air-conditioning and power backup. Currently, two separate office spaces measuring approximately 3,400 sq. ft. and 5,400 sq. ft. area available for rent at affordable rates (Rs.65-75) per square foot.

IT companies looking for office space are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and explore the facility of moving their operations to a more suitableand business friendly environment. Space shall be offered on a first come first served basis.

For site visit and other details please contact:

Mr. Muhammad Akbar

Manager Infrastructure,
Pakistan Software Export Board
Evacuee Trust Complex, 2nd Floor,
Aga Khan Road, F-5/1, Islamabad
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Phone-9204074 Ext-109
Fax-051-9204075
Cell 0345-5556777

TRANING OF CMMI AUDITORS

Nomination of participants from the PSEB Member Companies for  Introduction to CMMI-Dev Course” (Phase-I)

The CMMI®-DEV (Capability Maturity Model® Integration) for Development created by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, USA is the most successful process model for all Software Companies today. More and more technical organizations rely on CMMI® concepts as a guideline for process and quality improvement. Keeping the importance of this program in view, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is planning to train CMMI Auditors in the country.

In Phase-I, PSEB shall train a certain number of professionals on “CMMI Institute's Introduction to CMM-Dev Course”. This 3 day course shall enable the participants to:

  • determine how CMMI is applied to the business context
  • learn effective practices for defining, establishing, and managing service
  • sustaining improvement
  • preparing for next steps, such as an appraisal or certification

PSEB member IT companies, which are interested to participate in PSEB’s upcoming CMMI certification program to acquire various levels of CMMI including Level-2, Level-3 & Level-5 may nominate their professionals for this 3 day course on “Introduction to CMMI-Dev-v1.3” being offered by PSEB along-with a pay order of Rs.17,500/- per participant in the name of PSEB. Please, note that 20% of the training cost shall be contributed by the participant, whereas the remaining 80% shall be borne by PSEB. The broad parameters for nomination of participants for “Introduction to CMMI course” are as under;

  • Knowledge of basic software engineering concepts
  • Knowledge of development lifecycle(s) used in the organization
  • 10 plus years of experience in Project Management
  • Expected to lead or participate in the CMMI implementation effort in the organization

The detailed description of this program is available at the following link Training of CMMI Auditors. Therefore, the nomination of the professionals along-with the required documents must reach undersigned before Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

 

Regards,

 

Saif-ur-Rehman Korai
Director Projects, Pakistan Software Export Board (G) Limited
2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, F-5 Aga Khan Road,
Islamabad, Ph: 051- 9211094 & 111-333-666, Fax: 051-920 4075
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Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015

Dear PSEB Member,

In-line with the government’s objective to boost IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) hereby solicits expression of interest from PSEB member companies to exhibit at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain from 2-5 March, 2015.
Mobile World Congress is an annual exhibition intended to provide a venue for mobile industry networking, new business opportunities and deal making. Mobile World Congress includes a conference featuring visionary keynotes and panel discussions; an exhibition with more than 1,800 companies displaying the cutting-edge products and technologies that define the future of mobile; App Planet; and the annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony, which recognizes the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world. In 2014, Mobile World Congress hosted more than 85,000 mobile professionals from more than 200 countries.
This year, PSEB will be setting up a “Pakistan mobile applications pavilion” in Hall 8.0 (near to Pakistan Pavilion of Ministry of Information Technology) to showcase the mobile applications, games, and expertise of Pakistani mobile companies. To motivate Pakistani companies to exhibit atMobile World Congress 2015, PSEB has decided to offer subsidies of up to 60% per company. The short listed companies would be required to pay Rs 350,000/- for a 4.5 sqm (40.5 sq ft) booth after availing PSEB subsidy.
PSEB solicits Expression of Interest from mobile applications companies who can demo and showcase their mobile applications/games at Mobile World Congress. Please confirm your participation to undersigned latest by 3 PM on January 23, 2015 along with following documents:

  • Application form and signed ToR
  • Company Profile
  • One page per mobile application covering features, benefits, platform, date of upload, number of downloads so far, screen shots and revenue generated from that app so far.
  • Demand draft of PKR 350,000/- in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of non participation after selection.

Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries.

Best Regards,

Sulman Hassan
Director International Marketing
Pakistan Software Export Board
Ministry of IT & Telecom
Government of Pakistan
Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex
Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Telephone:+92-42-99239170
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GSM Congress Form 2015

GSM Congress News Letter for Payment Final.pdf