Anusha Rehman Asks IT Companies to Report Foreign Remittances

Minister of state for IT & Telecom, Anusha Rehman, said that we are rigorously pursuing our agenda of “accelerated digitization” and committed to take our IT exports to $10 billion with dynamic and vibrant policy measures by 2020.

She stated this while Chairing a board of directors meeting of Pakistan Software Exports Board in Islamabad. Federal Secretary IT Rizwan Bashir khan, Member IT Syed Raza Ali Shah, MD PSEB Syed Iftekhar Hussain Shah, Member HRD Tahir Mushtaq and other senior officials from MoITT, PSEB and @Pasha were also present in the meeting.

Anusha Rehman said that today, we can proudly say that we have successfully created an enabling environment for the IT industry and SMEs. Our IT remittances have grown phenomenally during the last few years. Now the goal of the Ministry and PSEB is to increase IT exports to $10B by 2020 .

We have initiated different support programs including participation in international IT exhibitions with IT companies, local IT events, meetings with foreign IT investors, CMMI training and certification, capacity building through internships and trainings, infrastructural development projects, and special incentive package for startups to encourage innovation and enterprenuership, to materialize our vision.

She stressed upon IT companies to report their foreign remittances under specific state bank’s code so that an accurate picture of IT exports of Pakistan could be aggregated. PSEB budget proposals were also approved by the Board.

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