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Pakistan’s Information Technology exports reach $1.7 billion

The government had set export target of $35 billion for Fiscal Year 2021-22. Source: FILE/Online

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood said Pakistan’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and telecom exports reached US $ 1.70 billion in the last ten months.

On a social media website Twitter, the Adviser said from July 2020 to April 2021, Pakistan’s ICT and telecom exports grew by 46 percent to the US $ 1.70 billion as compared to the US $ 1.17 billion in the said duration.

He further said in April this year, these exports grew by 66 percent to the US $196 million as compared to the US $118 million in April last year. These exports now look set to breach the two billion mark for the first time in our history, the Advisor added.

“I commend the hard work of our ICT and telecom exporters and assure them that the Ministry of Commerce is at their service for any facilitation they need,” he said. Razak Dawood said Australian authorities have approved two mango treatment facilities for Pakistan.

“I am glad to share that two mango treatment facilities in Pakistan, Mustafa Farm and IAC, have been approved by Australian authorities for export of Mangoes from Pakistan.”

He said this has been done just in time for the mango season. “I congratulate the two companies for this achievement and commend the facilitation provided by our Consul General Trader Muhammad at Sydney in this regard”, he added.