Dell has offered its services to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to generate more revenue through automation and digitization between FBR and National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA).
This was stated by Anothai Wettayakorn, Vice President – Asia Emerging Markets (AEM) & South Asia Consumer Business, Dell Technologies and Naveed Siraj General Manager Pakistan & Afghanistan, Dell Technologies.
Wettayakorn said that technology is the greatest accelerator of a nation’s economy and helps in creating job opportunities for young people. Pakistan has huge potential in the technology sector with its large population and emerging market.
Replying to a question, Anothai Wettayakorn said that like other countries, Pakistan is facing an economic slowdown and Dell is facing some challenges in the country, especially due to currency depreciation, however, the situation will definitely improve. He said that Dell currently has no plans to establish its manufacturing plants in Pakistan but it does plan to invest in the market soon.
He said that Dell can enable a digital transformation for its customers, government customers, SMEs, and individuals globally, to help drive human progress.
Siraj said that the incumbent government is mainly focused on generating more revenue but it is not possible without automation.
He said that Dell’s partners need to upscale in order to fully exploit the market potential,
Our partners can help the government increase its revenue as there is a huge product ecosystem which we want to bring to Pakistan. If they conduct their business ethically then the government could generate more revenue.
“From the perspective of a manufacturer any company, when it studies a market, looks at local consumption before making an investment so this is a very important point for Dell Technologies as well,” said Siraj adding that the grey market PC business is massive in Pakistan.
“I don’t know if the government is taking any steps to deal with this situation because it affects the legitimate PC business”, said Siraj, adding that he believes that the government’s policies to enforce compliance will indirectly help IT market grow in Pakistan.