Anusha Rahman, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecom has said that the IT ministry is meticulously chasing fast-tracked digitization and devoted to increasing IT exports through dynamic and vibrant policy measures to $10 billion by 2020.

She stated this while chairing a board of directors’ meeting of the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) including Federal IT Secretary Rizwan Bashir Khan, Member IT Syed Raza Ali Shah, PSEB Managing Director Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah and other senior officials from the IT ministry.

Rahman bloviated that for the IT industry and small and medium enterprises in the information technology sector, government had shaped an empowering environment. “Ministry was now focusing on increasing exports and Pakistan’s IT settlements have grown extraordinarily in earlier few years,” she said.

“Participation in international exhibitions by local companies, local IT-based events, meetings with foreign investors, CMMI training and certification, capacity building through internships and training, infrastructure development projects and special incentives for start-ups to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship among some initiated different support programmes from government.”

She urged that under the State Bank of Pakistan’s specified procedure IT companies to report their foreign remittances for exact picture of IT exports.

Board also approved the PSEB’s budget proposals during the meeting.