Pakistan is advancing prominently in the field of technology under the leadership of Dr. Umar Saif, the Caretaker Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications. He has recently unveiled the nation’s inaugural strategy for exporting technology, aiming to enhance exports by $10 billion over the next three years. The strategy includes initiatives such as the dollar retention facility and the Pakistan Startup Fund to attract 200,000 skilled workers.
In addition to focusing on money, the strategy includes close collaboration with the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) to attract foreign investment, seen as vital for the sector’s growth. Dr. Saif has a broader vision that goes beyond finances, aiming to develop people’s skills, build capacity, and support freelancers and startups. The ultimate aim is to make Pakistan’s tech sector strong, resilient, and innovative.
This move is a major step towards establishing Pakistan as a key player in the global tech scene, not just by selling more abroad but by building a robust tech industry domestically. Dr. Saif’s vision, supported by international partners, points towards an exciting future for Pakistan in the rapidly evolving field of technology.