Facilitation

PSEB facilitates IT companies in their interaction with various Government agencies, and also launches programs in areas of strategic importance. The facilitation services range from providing strategic insight and guidance regarding the sector’s issues, to assisting the private-sector in visa assistance, and liaising with higher Government officials.

Setting Up an IT Business

This section delineates the process of establishing an IT business in Pakistan, whether it is by a newcomer to the IT scene, or by an existing foreign-based company. It also outlines venture capital firms which are assisting potential business investors; support available for new product development by IT/ITeS companies; and national laws concerning implementation of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

Infrastructure Support

As the apex body within the Government charged with the task of enhancing Pakistan's IT and IT-enabled Services (ITeS) exports, PSEB is committed to creating an environment that is conducive to the growth of this crucial sector. In order to encourage investment and entrepreneurship in the ITeS industry, PSEB has added value to the already existing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) infrastructure by establishing dedicated Software Technology Parks (STPs), and providing high-speed connectivity to its registered companies.

PSEB Registration

IT and IT-enabled Services (ITeS) companies operating in Pakistan must register with PSEB in order to avail the following benefits and future incentives:

Benefits of PSEB Registration:

  1. Tax exemption on exports of IT services (currently till 2016 but expected to be extended further)
  2. Repatriation of profits (currently 100% repatriation of profits is permissible)
  3. Voice traffic legalized for PSEB registered call centers
  4. Credibility with foreign customers and investors in the international market
  5. Subsidized participation in International exhibitions and roadshows
  6. Subsidized participation in local exhibitions attended by foreign customers and investors
  7. Marketing of IT industry through PSEB sponsored IT portal
  8. Subsidized International company certifications such as CMMI and ISO
  9. Subsidized professional trainings for the management and technical staff of IT companies
  10. Fully paid Internships of ICT graduates in the IT industry (more than half have been are hired by the IT industry)
  11. Incubation Program for IT entrepreneurs/startups
  12. Inbound and outbound visa facilitation of customers, investors, and company employees

Please note that any call center not registered with PSEB will be considered to be operating illegally and will be subject to legal proceedings by the PTA and FIA. In the event that your call center is operational, renewal of your registration with PSEB is mandatory in order to ensure that your call center continues to function as a legitimate business. Non-compliance will be reported to PTA for further action.

To register with PSEB, please click on the relevant link given below and download the registration form:

Company Registration |  Call Center Registration

Software Import

According to Foreign Exchange Manual 2002 Chapter 14 Clause 12, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) requires that any IT company willing to procure software from abroad first needs to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from PSEB in  case of remittance above 100,000 US $ or equivalent. However, no NOC from PSEB is required in case of remittance below 100,000 US $.

Please download, print, and clearly fill out this NOC form, and post it at the address given below.

Required Documents:

  • RFP documents
  • Foreign Vendor Identification
  • Copy of contract with foreign vendor
  • Evaluation Report

Processing Charges

  • Processing fee must be enclosed as per below schedule:

Sr. No.

Remittance Value

Fee Proposed

1

100,000 – Less than 250,000 US $ or equivalent

Rs. 20,000/-

2

250,000 – Less than 500,000 US $ or equivalent

Rs. 40,000/-

3

500,000 – Less than 1 Million US $ or equivalent

Rs. 80,000/-

4

1 Million – Less than 2 Million US $ or equivalent

Rs. 160,000/-

5

For each additional 1 million US $ or equivalent

Rs. 160,000/-


Mr. Sajid Iqbal
Manager Domestic Business 
Pakistan Software Export Board (G) Limited
2nd Floor Evacuee Trust Complex
F-5, Aga Khan Road 
Islamabad - 44000
Telephone: 92-51-9204074, Extension 102
Fax: 92-51-9204075
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