PSEB directed to start IT firms accreditation

STAFF REPORT ISB:Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman has directed the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) to initiate an accreditation and certification programme for well reputed IT companies in order to bring them in line with the international standards.

She issued these directives while chairing a BoD meeting of PSEB in Islamabad.

Federal Secretary IT Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar, Managing Director PSEB Amir Malik and Saleem Ghauri were also present at the meeting.

Anusha reviewed the on-going projects and directed the MD PSEB to make proposals for enhancing the existing capacity of PSEB and suggest measures to make it more vibrant and fruitful. It was also decided in the meeting that the ministry and PSEB will participate in IT exhibitions in order to facilitate IT companies so that they could have an opportunity to market their products locally and internationally.

She also issued directives to make all necessary arrangements for early settlement of the land issue with the Punjab government to acquire allocated land for the establishment of IT Park in Lahore, which is lying pending for the last many years.

The board was further directed to expedite the process of appointment of technical advisor through World Bank for the proposed Technology Park so that it could be established within the stipulated time period.

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