Guest Post by Masroor
Information Technology has strong roots in Pakistan but it is not of that scale what it should be and the main reason behind it is lack of R&D, lack of education facilities and most important is lack of heavy investments.
All under developing nation including Pakistan do not put any part for research and development of IT in their annual budgets. To achieve the goal we need our professionals to have research facilities like China did in the start, and is now far ahead from many nations.
Secondly, in Pakistan the higher education facility in IT department is only available in three metropolitan cities, which are Karachi, Lahore and Pindi-Islamabad. The education facility should be provided to other cities and town to have the cream that can increase the strength of this technology in Pakistan. This make only selected cities to get entertained from the light while others remain clueless.
The most important factor is that local market does have professional strength but it lacks investments from corporations and big giants. In India many software houses have grown from private funds to public limited companies and consequently it has grown to become IT hub for Southeast Asian nations.