Pak backs IT industry

PSEB (Pakistan Software Export Board) is sponsoring ten of its IT member firms to attend this year's show.

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By  Cleona Godinho Published  September 8, 2007

PSEB (Pakistan Software Export Board) is sponsoring ten of its IT member firms to attend this year's show.

The government agency, charged with the responsibility of promoting Pakistan's burgeoning IT industry is confident that GITEX is the perfect way into the Middle East market.

"Participation of PSEB's member companies in GITEX will bring forth positive outcomes for Pakistan's IT industry through establishment of new alliances and a boost in outsourced work," states Noman Manzoor, a represenative for the firm.

"Pakistani companies look forward to doing business with their counterparts in Dubai and to networking with financial services and technology leaders," he adds.

PSEB has participated in past GITEX exhibitions and has seen an encouraging response, according to the firm's representative.

"Several Pakistani IT firms have developed successful business relations while more than ten companies have now established their own offices in Dubai," says Manzoor.

PSEB promotes software services, hardware and call centers internationally and within Pakistan.

According to the PSEB, IT growth in the country has been at 50% a year for the past four years.

Meanwhile, IT exports were over US$1 billion in 2006 and the country's IT industry is currently worth US$2 billion. PSEB (Pakistan Software Export Board) is sponsoring ten of its IT member firms to attend this year's show.

The government agency, charged with the responsibility of promoting Pakistan's burgeoning IT industry is confident that GITEX is the perfect way into the Middle East market.

"Participation of PSEB's member companies in GITEX will bring forth positive outcomes for Pakistan's IT industry through establishment of new alliances and a boost in outsourced work," states Noman Manzoor, a represenative for the firm.

"Pakistani companies look forward to doing business with their counterparts in Dubai and to networking with financial services and technology leaders," he adds.

PSEB has participated in past GITEX exhibitions and has seen an encouraging response, according to the firm's representative.

"Several Pakistani IT firms have developed successful business relations while more than ten companies have now established their own offices in Dubai," says Manzoor.

PSEB promotes software services, hardware and call centers internationally and within Pakistan.

According to the PSEB, IT growth in the country has been at 50% a year for the past four years.

Meanwhile, IT exports were over US$1 billion in 2006 and the country's IT industry is currently worth US$2 billion. (Stand D8-30, Hall 8)

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