Things are looking amazing for the IT sector in Pakistan. The country is advancing at a rapid pace and the IT sector is blooming. Considering how things are headed in the positive direction with the arrival of Bill Gates and establishment of the Digital City in Haripur, it won’t be long before the IT sector of Pakistan is among the most progressive ones. In the light of similar initiatives, Prime Minister Imran Khan has recently launched the E-Tijarat portal in Islamabad. This step not only bodes well for the IT sector but it will also advance the E-commerce field in the country.
Following the launch of this web portal, the premier greatly appreciated his Special Assistant on E-commerce, Aon Abbas Buppi for his role in the great step.
Imran Khan also urged the Pakistani youth to not miss out on this opportunity. The future of IT is very bright and it presents an amazing opportunity for the youth to cash in on it. If Pakistani youth can learn to leverage the IT sector, it will generate potential streams of income for them. The government’s all-out facilitation ensures that.
Commenting on its importance, the premier Imran Khan said, “This is the technology revolution. The youth should in no way miss this. We expect the country’s IT exports to reach 50 billion dollars in a few years.” Imran Khan further added that the government would remove all the hurdles that the IT sector is facing. This would in turn facilitate youth to benefit from the technology. Imran Khan further emphasized the importance of youth joining the IT sector as he mentioned that the IT sector is youth focused. The tech giants became billionaires in their 20s and had older people as their subordinates. Due to government’s incentives, IT exports have reached 4 billion dollars. This is great news for the country’s finances as it will fill the import-export gap. Imran Khan also announced zero tax for the registered e-freelancers as a way to boost IT exports. He also explained how the visit of Bill Gates was directly linked to the development of IT in Pakistan.
These developments are fruitful especially for women as they can leverage such technologies. Such initiatives could lead to more women getting involved in the country’s development, and it will also help in curbing the gender disparity.