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Information and Communication Technology sector is significant for increasing the economic growth of a country by penetration of information technology and services in distance areas along with increasing labor productivity and foreign investment inflow. ICT sector in Pakistan is growing rapidly as it is proving valuable export earnings through services exports while the sector is also promoting other sectors including digital health services and ecommerce. The number of IT professionals and startups providing IT enabled services are increasing while the freelancing among youth is also on the rise. However to further promote this sector, Pakistan needs to provide ample opportunities in more number of cities as the existing infrastructure such as technology parks are limited mostly to large cities. Continuous professional development strategies and skills development policies are required to develop efficient human resource which will help in promoting ICT enabled services in Pakistan.
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