The decision to build a software city in Islamabad

The decision to build a software city in Islamabad

Posted on Feb 7, 2020

The decision to build a software city in Islamabad: an important meeting about Information Technology, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, in which important decisions were taken including building a software city.

According to details, an important meeting held on Information Technology presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan. In the meeting committed to strong I.T sector in Pakistan like other countries of the region.  

The meeting also considered measures to increase the exports of IT software from Pakistan. Significant decisions were made to expand the information technology network across the country. digitalized connectivity of cities has also approved through telephone towers.

The meeting also decided to complete the bandwidth and fibre optic process, take the country's software exports up to $ 10 billion and introduce a relief package for small software exporters.

Attendees of the meeting decided to build a 40-acre software city in the federal capital Islamabad local software companies will be facilitated in software city.

It has been decided in the meeting that Pakistani institutes would buy software from local companies.

In addition, to eliminate the double tax levied by the provincial and federal government, interconnect the universities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and give the exporters a better dollar exchange rate market so that the debt equal to the exporters' receivable amount. 

On the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that information technology is the future of the country, promotion of IT sector is the government's top priority. The youth of Pakistan has immense potential in the IT sector. The government is committed to facilitating capable youth in every possible way.

The Prime Minister said that freelance facilities and incentives will be provided to the youth, the skills of millions of youths will be utilized and job opportunities will be available.

He directed that all barriers to the promotion of information technology be removed, accelerate the work of setting up special technology zones and the launch of 5G spectrum and complete the task of connecting towers through fiberization in major cities.

The Prime Minister also called for a detailed roadmap based on timelines in a week.


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