Policy Advocacy

P@SHA’s Chairman, Barkan Saeed, is currently a member of the Prime Minster’s Task Force on IT&T’s Sub-committee on IT, Board of Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), and Punjab IT Board (PITB) and board of Export Development Fund (EDF). P@SHA gives their recommendations and proposals to the Government of Pakistan for making policies that help the IT Industry to grow. Following are the achievements over the last 3 years.

  1. Special Technology Zones (STZs) was the proposal by P@SHA which was spearheaded by the Prime Minister himself and the STZ Authority is formed. We believe that STZs will be the game-changers for Pakistan’s IT & ITES industry.
  2. P@SHA proposed the 5% cash reward on reported export proceeds which was approved in 2018’s Digital Policy but its mechanism has yet to be formulated. The objective is to incentivize reporting of the IT/ITES-related remittances.Bangladesh has been giving 10% cash rewards to its exporters for the past few years.
  3. P@SHA worked on Digital Policy with MoITT which was announced by former Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (ProPakistani, TechJuice, PakistanToday).
  4. PM’s Task Force on IT&T has formed sub-groups of different domains and a comprehensive list of policy recommendations is being developed.
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