The government has prepared a comprehensive plan to increase IT exports, and it will train freelancers for this purpose too.
The plan - which also includes development of telecom sector - will be implemented using the platform of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC).
The plan includes measures to locally manufactured smart devices including mobile phones, train one million freelancers, and establish technology zones.
The government aims to take IT and telecom exports from $2.6 billion to $15 billion and will therefore invest in telecom infrastructure and build cloud infrastructure.
An infrastructure sharing framework and an ecosystem master plan will be prepared for the development of the IT sector. Smart devices including mobile phones will be manufactured in Pakistan.
The government aims to train one million freelancers in the IT sector and freelancing centres will be established across the country and IT firms will be registered in special economic zones.
As a long-term plan, some 0.2 million additional high-tech IT human resources will be prepared while the government will also improve the quality of IT graduates.
Further, a draft regulation for smartphone financing will be prepared by next month.
A committee consisting of experts will also be formed to review the artificial intelligence (AI) policy.
The government will provide industrial power tariff to the telecom industry for the next three to five years while a telecom tribunal will be established to resolve disputes.
An event will be organized under the Digital Foreign Direct Investment Initiative and participation in international IT expos, conferences, and trade shows will also be ensured.