NetSol Technologies CEO and Chai
He said the IT industry has reached maturity after progressing silently over the last 20 years. He said due to rapid progress in the sector, Pakistan is now included among the best countries for IT.
He claimed Pakistan exports Rs5billion in IT, and is globally ranked at number two in IT services. He said work is continuing in the country on software, and progress is being achieved rapidly in almost all areas of its implementation; including mobiles, telephony, internet etc.
He suggested that the government must foster the software and IT sector before protections expire in 2016. He said this was necessary, as the IT industry was still young; if neglected, it may weaken, he warned.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 26th, 2012.