IT industry size to reach $10bn by 2010 -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

IT industry size to reach $10bn by 2010

KARACHI: The size of IT industry in Pakistan will reach 10 billion dollars in 2010. To develop IT industry in the country agreements are being undertaken with the international companies, said Yusuf Hussain, Managing Director, Pakistan Software Exports Board (PSEB) at a media workshop at ITCN Asia EXPO centre Karachi.

“We are in Pakistan as we see great potential and opportunities in the software industry of this country,” said Tony Murphy author of “Succeeding in Knowledge Economy”.

“PSEB has done much in software development and such workshops and seminars improve the confidence of companies which in turn bring more IT companies and investment in the country,” he said.

Jutta Schwengsbier of DW Group Germany said Pakistan has a huge network of villages where IT can turn things upside down as it had done in changing the very face of journalism.

Pakistan has to develop and carve its own way to success with the assistance of IT, Schwengsbier said. Speakers of the Workshop highlighted the importance of IT and its role in the development of modern technological world and the revolution that IT has brought in the field of media.

Geoffrey Connor, Principal, Texas Global, Santosh Sinha, Interactive Editor, BBC World Service also addressed the workshop.
Source: The News
Date:8/10/2007