Minister’s Message

"Our IT Vision is to put in place an accelerated digitization ecosystem to enable socio-economic development, to expand knowledge-based economy and to spur the economic growth."

The rapid adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is immensely important for the socio-economic development of any country. In the spirit of democratic governance, revolutionary polices and visionary approach, present government’s main focus is to enhance the growth of Pakistan’s economy. The efforts are paying off as the IT industry is growing in terms of the number of companies, revenue, exports and workforce every year. Pakistan’s IT exports have increased by more than 11 times over the last decade thereby demonstrating clear confidence in the ability of the local companies to deliver IT solutions and services which meet expectations of foreign clients.

I am pleased to inform you that with more than 5000 software houses and call centers at present, Pakistan’s IT industry is now a well-established IT services provider to the largest, most reputable entities in the world. Many Pakistani IT companies have world’s largest companies amongst their clients including Halliburton®, Motorola®, GE®, BMW®, Toyota®, Daimler Chrysler®, AT&T® and many more. Many of our IT companies are certified in quality standards including ISO 9000, ISO 27001, and CMMI at present and this number is growing every year. You might find it interesting to note that according to Upwork, a site for freelancing work, Pakistan ranks fourth globally in terms of total number of registered freelancers as well as total earnings by these freelancers.

Pakistan’s ICT Industry has been a resounding success story for Pakistan, having achieved a stellar remittance inflow growth rate and being the largest net exporter in the services sector. Pakistan’s IT Industry has grown consecutively for well over two decades with industry revenues estimated in excess of US$4.1 billion.

I invite you to consider Pakistan’s IT industry for investment and outsourcing at substantial annual cost savings but with the same IT service quality and standards as in other countries and to capitalize on the economic growth in the local economy.


Syed Amin ul Haque
Federal Minister
Ministry of Information and Technology