There are 600,000+ English-speaking IT & BPO professionals with expertise in current and emerging IT products and technologies, and over 25,000 IT graduates and engineers are being produced each year.
OUR IT VISION
Our IT Vision is to put in place an accelerated digitization ecosystem, enabling socio-economic development and expanding knowledge-based economy, to spur economic growth.
-Syed Amin ul Haque, Federal Minister
What’s In It For You
Whether it is starting a business or paying taxes, there are unique benefits to doing business in Pakistan. Some of these include
Income Tax Credit on Exports
Income Tax Credit on IT & ITeS exports till June 2025
Income Tax Credit for Startups
Income Tax Credit for PSEB registered IT start-ups for 3 years
100% Foreign Ownership
100% foreign ownership of IT & ITeS companies
100% Profit Repatriation
100% repatriation of profits to foreign IT & ITeS investors
Venture Capital Tax Holiday
Tax holiday for venture capital funds till 2024
Accelerated depreciation of 30% on computer equipment
Cost effective and Connected
Provision of low rent space in Software Technology Parks (STPs), with fiber-optic connectivity
The annual cost of a software engineer resource is one fifth that in the USA and Europe
The Right Investment
Pakistan’s vast entrepreneurial culture and emerging startups present you with the opportunity to invest in the rising talent of our young engineers and IT specialists. With 80% teledensity, we are one of the highest digitally connected economies worldwide.
Our IT Potential
Pakistan was an obvious choice for my business expansion. Because of the availability of IT Professionals, they are educated, hardworking, resourceful. The value you get by working with them is hard to match the whole world.
– MR. ROBERT BALLARD, CEO, DAY3SOFT
How Pakistanis Are Redefining Your Industry
Payment pioneer recognized for developing one of the world’s most developed fintech solutions, used by leading companies such as Payoneer.
A women-led telemedicine initiative, connecting marginalized communities to home-based female doctors through e-clinics.
A public Pakistani-American software solutions & digital enablement for the asset finance & leasing industry worldwide, listed on Nasdaq since 1999.
Ride hailing technology company, operating in over 100 cities and 15 countries, acquired by Uber for $3.1 billion in 2019.
On demand delivery, raised Pakistan’s largest Series B investment with over $13 million from local and international funds.
Vanpool and daily goods delivery service, building the world’s first decentralized mass transit systems, and raised over $24 million to date.
A new age financial services platform for professionals, merchants & SME businesses, raised $14.5 million through venture capital funding.
Largest online marketplace for automobiles, PakWheels connects automotive buyers, sellers, and enthusiasts across Pakistan.
Harnessing Pakistan’s vast talent pool, a new era of technology entrepreneurship is creating a second wave of the country’s global participation in the 4th industrial revolution.
Promoting Our IT Industry
Pakistan’s IT Ministry has been playing a key role in promoting our IT industry… to take our IT exports to the $10 billion marks by 2025.
-Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Federal Secretary (IT & Telecommunication)
Tech Destination Pakistan is an initiative by Pakistan Software Export Board, Ministry of IT and Telecom, Government of Pakistan