Pakistani app developers making a mark

Published: May 19, 2016


ISLAMABAD: The introduction of high speed broadband in the country is showing positive results as app exports are flourishing and touching the $10 million mark on a monthly basis during the year, said the CEO of a IT company.  “Local developers in Pakistan are skillful and talented enough to meet global requirements when it comes to designing mobile applications for foreign clients,” said the official.

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As per statistics from the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), Pakistani app developers are not only designing mobile apps for local market but they are also developing apps for exporting, contributing precious foreign exchange to the national kitty.

“The competition in the global market is immense but Pakistani companies are managing to hold their share through expertise and performance. This trend needs to be pushed up since business of foreign clients is attractive in terms of values and knowledge acquisition,” added the SI Global Solutions CEO.

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Published in The Express Tribune, May 19th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • MK
    May 19, 2016 - 11:30AM

    Actually I work in the Industry and my companies are outsourcing tech and app development to other markets because our developers are not up to the mark, have terrible work ethic and want to charge very high hourly rates,

    Indian develelopers on the other had will do a similar task at half the price and in half the time, and probably do it betterRecommend

  • HHK
    May 19, 2016 - 2:50PM

    Working in one of the biggest Telecom company in Middle east in IT department, and really found Pakistani as creative and skilled developers with some quality work, Don’t compare the Quality with the Quantity.Hope you understand @MK :)Recommend

  • Rustam
    May 20, 2016 - 8:03AM

    @HHK: – Unfortunately, there are lots of Indian trolls like MK that make disparaging comments like he/she has made, with the sole intention to undermine Pakistan. Like MK anybody can throw any unfounded comments and the newspapers of ours do not control ongoing dirty compaign like this. They seem to be paid thugs and required to be controlled.Recommend

  • Revenge
    May 20, 2016 - 9:42AM

    @HHK The real IT world lies in the west and not in middle east. I’ve seen most Pakistanis in west working on lower level jobs. The proof is there for all to see. Indian IT industry is not only thriving but is a force to reckon with unlike yours which is nothing but peanuts. I’ve seen Indians in US, UK, AUS working on top most while PAKs struggle to retain their jobs. Quality is what India produces in IT and world knows that, yours is just at nursery level. Check facts before commenting.Recommend

  • Amir Siddique
    May 20, 2016 - 1:21PM

    My iOS app i-invest allows Pakistan stock exchange (PSX) investors to track their share investment portfolio and see historical graphs of earnings and dividends. This app can be downloaded here:

  • Mirza Asif Baig
    May 22, 2016 - 9:33AM

    I am CEO of an IT Company. As per my Analysis Pakistani Freelancers are offering the most affordable IT Services. Indians are charging higher rates but they deliver work very quickly. We need to improve our Speed. Recommend

  • Fuzail Zubaid Ahmad
    May 31, 2016 - 3:36PM

    I work for a large business group in Saudi Arabia that is happily outsourcing many cell phone and other applications from Pakistan. We are quite satisfied with teh quality and value for money. Recommend

  • optimist
    Jun 8, 2016 - 12:34AM

    Our experience with Pakistani companies is very good. We are even investing in a Pakistani company and collaborating with some others. We are based in the UK. Recommend

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