Prime Minister Imran Khan, while chairing a high level meeting on Information Technology, ordered to establish a 40 acre software city in Islamabad for facilitating IT exports to increase up-to $10 billions.
During the meeting, key decisions were taken to strengthen Information Technology sector of Pakistan and increase IT exports of Pakistan.
It was decided to provide a relief package to Small scale software exporters. Establishment of a Software City in Islamabad across an area of 40 acres was also approved in the meeting. The Tech companies and startups will be provided with state of the art facilities in the Software City.
The high level meeting also decided to provide a better exchange rate to Software Exporters other than loans. It was also decided to eliminate double tax imposed on software exporters by both federal and provincial governments.
It was also decided to connect universities in Islamabad and Rawalpindi through digitalisation process. Pakistani institutes will also be directed to purchase software from local Pakistani market.
Prime Minister directed to digitally connect cities of the country with telephone towers along with fibre optics on priority basis.