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IT sector for ease of doing business - The Express Tribune

Last updated Friday, November 11, 2022 00:05 ET , Source: TopWireNews

KARACHI:
Pakistan Software Houses Association ([email protected]) has called on the government to enhance the ease of doing business in the country to increase the much-touted information technology (IT) exports.
“While the Federal Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MoITT) and Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) have been supportive to the industry, other relevant stakeholders have failed to provide a similar level of support,” said [email protected] in a statement.
“Improving the ease of doing business involves a lot of measures. Tax relief of five years for IT businesses including compliance related paperwork is a must,” ICT Sector Expert, Parvez Iftikhar expounded.
“The government needs to make basic IT skills and soft skills part of the normal school curriculum. Authorities should improve broadband connectivity, especially in smaller cities and prefer local IT companies while awarding contracts. In addition, the government should strive hard to bring PayPal into Pakistan,” Iftikhar said.
Recently, in an unprecedented move, the Federal Minister for ITT Syed Aminul Haque condemned the public office for the lack of cooperation and support.
According to Zohaib Khan, Chairman [email protected], “the industry acknowledges the stance of the federal minister for IT regarding the challenges of the IT industry. It is high time that the relevant stakeholders such as the finance ministry, FBR, SBP and SECP play their role to facilitate the IT industry. In terms of policy interventions, the...



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