ISLAMABAD (INP): Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF) President Mian Zahid Hussain on Wednesday said the country’s share in the global IT trade stands at mere one percent but it can be improved through the government’s support in consultation with Pakistan Software Houses Association (PaSHA). “Other regional countries like India, China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar have shown better results as compared to Pakistan which should be noticed,” he said. Hussain said that despite odds, the Pakistan’s IT sector has grown by 76 percent in three years while the exports have jumped by 98 percent in four years which reflects the efforts of Jehan Ara, Shehzad Shahid, Barkan Saeed, Ali Syed, Haider Altaf Janjua and Jawwad Ahmed Farid for that Pakistan Software Houses Association deserve utmost appreciation. He said, “We have over 15,000 registered companies while this sector needs over 20,000 IT graduates while the supply is less than half of it.”

IT universities are not providing education that can help in the fast-changing world, he added.