PITB organizes second round-table conference under TechHub Connect

TechHub Connect

Last year in the month of August, Punjab Information Technology board, under their TechHub Connect project, organized first round-table conference. The main agenda of the conference was to get the stakeholders of IT industry of Pakistan on the table and surface the issues plaguing our industry today. Today, the second installment of the same conference happened with over 120 representatives from different technology organizations in the country.

Lead by Umar Saif, Chairman PITB, and Nabeel A. Qadeer, Director Entrepreneurship at PITB, the meeting was co-chaired by Jehan Ara and Syed Ahmad, President and Chairman of P@SHA respectively.

The conference started with a track on how much progress has been made on the issues raised in the last round-table conference.

Here is a brief highlight of the progress being made so far.

Revenue Tax

  1. The 8% tax imposed on revenues has been cut down to 2%.
  2. During today’s meeting, tax remained the center of attention and a lot of comments were made to remove the tax altogether.

Access to International Market

  1. PITB and P@SHA both will utilize their network to promote the IT industry across the globe. This will help local IT services company acquire more projects.
  2. The conferences will continue to happen and the next installment of the same conference will happen in Islamabad.

Visa Facilitation

  1. In order to accelerate the visa process, PITB will be endorsing IT organizations through recommendation letters. But, of course, it doesn’t ensure that Visa will be granted. This is something beyond the control of PITB.
  2. Mr. Sartaj Aziz, who is an advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, will be appointing staff to help facilitate the IT companies in their visa processes.

In the light of progress made in the past few months, PITB and P@SHA are also taking a few initiatives to help IT services firms.

Local firms in public procurement

  • Large tenders will be broken down into smaller tenders so that more local firms get a chance to participate and bid. The whole process will also be facilitated by vetting from P@SHA’s end. P@SHA will be giving endorsement certificates to organizations against their current standing.

Digital Punjab Campaign

  • In the next few days, PITB will be launching a massive Digital Punjab Campaign. The campaign will not only create awareness about digital initiatives in Pakistan but will also be targeted to the US and European markets.
    Some of the participants recommended that the Digital Punjab campaign shouldn’t be about Punjab only and should include other provinces of Pakistan as well. Hence, the name should be changed to Digital Pakistan.

Punjab ICT Policy

A new Punjab ICT policy will be developed which will include; establishment of economic zones for IT industry, talent management and human resources development through grants, scholarships, exchanges and curriculum development, the establishment of a venture capital fund and introduction of training for freelancing and entrepreneurship.

During the discussion, Syed Ahmad, Chairman P@SHA, mentioned that Pakistan’s IT industry has seen a growth of 30% to 40% in one year. This is pretty exciting time for the technology industry of Pakistan. If facilitated properly, the number is bound to increase in the upcoming years.

Lastly, a platform for connecting academia and industry named as ‘Connect‘ was officially launched to help students get exposure, jobs, and connection within the IT industry.

The post PITB organizes second round-table conference under TechHub Connect appeared first on TechJuice.



~ Shop by Category ~


Mens Fashion in Pakistan  Mens Latest Fashion in Pakistan  Mens Fashion Accessories Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Belts Online Shopping in Pakistan  Cufflinks Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Perfumes Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Sunglasses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Wallets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Watches Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan Mens Wester Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan  Export Stock Lot & Export Leftover in Pakistan  Mens Winter Collection 2019-2020  Mens Hoodies & Jackets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Jeans Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Pants Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Shirts Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens T-shirts Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Pakistani Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Nightwear & Undergarments Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Bathrobe Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Nightwear Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Pajamas Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Undergarments Online Shopping in Pakistan
Ladies Fashion Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Latest Fashion Online Shopping in Pakistan  Womens Accessories Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Handbags & Purses Online Shopping in PakistanLadies Perfumes Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Sunglasses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Watches Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan  Pakistani Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Pakistani Dresses Latest Designs & New Arrival  2018 Collection Pakistani Dresses in Pakistan  2019 Collection Pakistani Dresses Designs  Abaya & Hijab Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Kurti Online Shopping in Pakistan  Original Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Replica Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Stitched Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Unstitched Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bridal Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Designer Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Eid Collection Pakistani Dresses 2019-2020  Engagement Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mehandi Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Nikah Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Party Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Walima Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Wedding Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Chiffon Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Embroidered Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Lawn Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Linen Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Net Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Satin Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Silk Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Velvet Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Indian Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Summer Collection Pakistani Dresses 2019-2020  Ladies Winter Collection Online Shopping in Pakistan  Lingerie Online Shopping in Pakistan  Lingerie New Arrival 2019-2020 Collection  Ladies Bathrobe Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bikini Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bra Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bra Panty Sets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Panty & Thongs Online Shopping in Pakistan Bra by Color  Bra by Size  Bra by Types - Types of Bra  Body Shaper Online Shopping in Pakistan  Camisole Online Shopping in Pakistan  Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping in Pakistan  Nightwear Online Shopping in Pakistan  Nighty Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bridal Nighty Sets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Body Stocking & Leg Stocking Online Shopping in Pakistan  Tights Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Undergarments Online Shopping in Pakistan