Tech-growth: IT industry taps Gulf markets

Global shares of Pakistan’s IT industry is estimated at $2.8 billion


APP October 22, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Consul General in Dubai Javed Jalil Khattak on Tuesday said that Pakistan has a vibrant information technology (IT) industry and can cater to demands of the international market by offering quality products and services. Visiting various stalls in Pakistan’s pavilion at Dubai World Trade Centre, he said that Pakistan could provide skilled labour and IT services to the Gulf states. Commercial Counsellor of Pakistan to Dubai, Dr Saeed Qadir, said that the Pakistani companies had received encouraging feedback from local and regional companies which will promote operations in other Gulf countries. He said that the global shares of Pakistan’s IT industry is estimated at $2.8 billion while Pakistan’s global exports of computer and information services are estimated at $266 million. Qadir said that exports of computer and information services to the United Arab Emirates are estimated at $16.8 million while exports of communications services amounted to $17.487 million.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 23rd, 2013.

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