The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has increased its efforts for boosting the volume of IT exports to $10 billion in the span of next five years. This is the vision of the new Prime Minister—Imran Khan.
Kamran Khan Bangash—Special Assistant to KP Chief Minister for IT, said that in accordance with the prime minister’s vision, to increase the IT exports volume is the topmost priority. He said that they have drafted a detailed plan for acquiring the $10 billion target in the next five years with the help of all the related stakeholders.
He further said that Pakistan has got a huge potential of expanding IT exports from the current $1 billion to $10 billion in the next five years, and the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is all set to explore this potential.
He also informed that IT exports are vital for strengthening the country’s economy, for attracting the local and foreign investments, for the generation of job opportunities for the youth, for the digitalisation of the public sector departments and for promoting infant industries.
By taking such positive steps, the special assistant added that employment opportunities for the youth would be created and the speed of economic development would also increase.
He said that the KP government would be computerizing the department records of revenue, taxation, police and excise in the initial phase for providing quick services to the people. He informed that his government has given special targets to all the departments for the implementation of the hundred-day plan as announced by the party leadership.
He informed that the government has made an inclusive plan for the formation of computer laboratories in more than thousand primary, high and higher secondary schools by next year.