MD's Message

Thank you for visiting website of Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB).

 

PSEB is an apex body of the Ministry of Information Technology & Telecommunication (MoITT) with the mandate to promote Pakistan’s IT and IT enabled Services (ITeS) - Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services in the local and international markets. PSEB aims to ensure sustainable development of Pakistan’s IT & ITeS-BPO industry, to bolster cooperation with international entities and to facilitate foreign investors and customers interested in investing or outsourcing to Pakistan’s IT & ITeS-BPO sector.

Pakistan’s IT & ITeS-BPO industry comprises of more than 5,000 companies and this number is growing each year. These companies possess demonstrated expertise from high-end customized software development to diversified BPO services. Pakistan’s IT & ITeS-BPO industry employs over 500,000 English-speaking professionals with many world-class experts in current and emerging IT products and technologies. According to A.T. Kearney’s Global Services Location Index 2017, Pakistan is the 3rd  most financially attractive country in the world for outsourcing services. Pakistan is also ranked as the 3rd most popular country for freelancing in the Online Labor Index published in 2018 by Oxford Internet Institute (OII).

Pakistan’s IT & ITeS-BPO sector is one of the major sectors in Pakistan’s economy that has demonstrated positive year-on-year growth and has earned significant foreign exchange for the country.

Pakistan’s IT & ITeS-BPO exports at present exceed $3.8 billion, according to industry analysts. This includes US$½ billion earned by MSMEs, independent consultants and freelancers. The domestic market accounts for over U$1 billion in annual revenue, and growing rapidly as ICT adoption in Pakistan is increasing across verticals.

I hope your visit to PSEB’s website is useful with regards to information pertaining to Pakistan’s IT industry and various steps being taken by the Government of Pakistan to ensure sustainable growth of Pakistan’s IT industry. For more information, please contact us at info@pseb.org.pk. For industry incentives currently being offered by the Government of Pakistan, please visit http://pseb.org.pk/why.pakistan.

Syed Ali Abbas Hasani

Managing Director (Acting) /

Director Operations,

Pakistan Software Export Board