Strategy & Research

In conjunction with stakeholders such as PASHA, the industry association, Planning Commission, State Bank of Pakistan, the IT/ITeS industry, and the Ministry of Information Technology, PSEB has developed a vision and astrategic roadmap to fast-track the IT industry’s growth.

Industry Survey

No organization can strategically plan, manage and interact with its stakeholders in the absence of accurate data. PSEB also takes into account the industry's statistics, and notices variations in order to have an insight regarding its needs and expectations from its partners.

In this regard, PSEB commissioned a survey of Pakistan's IT companies and Its objective was to acquire the latest data regarding the number of companies, growth, space requirements, and classification by type of business.

Preliminary results indicate that there are almost 700 active IT companies in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore, which are roughly evenly divided among the three cities. Other cities are being surveyed, and it is expected that there are around 50 IT companies in other smaller cities and towns. Growth in Islamabad over the last three years has been around 300%, Karachi has been around 180% and Lahore has been around 150%.Lahore has been most adversely affected by the downturn in the USA and global IT markets – probably because it houses the most export-oriented IT firms. It appears that Islamabad might be the destination-of-choice for returning expatriates following the events of 11th September 2001 in the USA. PSEB has also coordinated with various international research bodies, such as Gartner, Forrester, and the IDC. PSEB has purchased their reports regarding the global IT industry and its growth, and reports outlining which factors can make Pakistan a strategic player in the highly-competitive outsourcing industry.

PSEB Pakistan IT Market Assessment-2010

The dynamic character of Pakistan's IT and IT-enabled services industry continues to evolve and re-invent itself to meet the new challenges and opportunities.

This report is a fresh attempt of PSEB, in a series of attempts over the last few years, to capture credible and reliable data on Pakistan's software / BPO industry. It puts forth and builds upon a data collection framework that seeks to collect data on revenues and markets, employment, management and operations, quality of technical operations, funding needs, and public policy. It also, for the first time, uses a detailed revenue classification scheme to create a finer grain understanding of revenues and activity across various IT and IT-enabled services sectors as well as tools, platforms, offerings.

Title: PSEB Pakistan IT Market Assessment-2010
URL: http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/study/pseb_it_market_review.pdf
Description: PSEB Pakistan IT Market Assessment-2010