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PSEB launches Counseling Center for IT graduates, Startups, Young Entrepreneurs & Freelancers 
Dear PSEB Member,
I am pleased to inform you that Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) has recently launched Counseling Center for fresh IT graduates, startups, young entrepreneurs and freelancers. PSEB officers can provide guidance and mentorship on variety of subjects such as queries related to company setup, business planning, team composition, competitive analysis, optimal positioning of your product/service offerings, social media marketing, international marketing, business financing and IT exports reporting. For more information, please visit http://pseb.org.pk/pseb-programs/counseling-center.html or send us an email at cc@pseb.org.pk or call us at +92 800 03030 Ext. 4 (within Pakistan: dial 0800 03030).
For any direct queries or escalation of issue related to international marketing, registration and domestic facilitation, office space, bandwidth, company/professional certifications and trainings, you may contact head of the relevant department:
 
Managing Director, PSEB:
Mr. Asim Shahryar Husain
Email: md@pseb.org.pk
 
International Marketing & Investments:
Mr. Sulman Hassan, Director International Marketing
Ph: +92-42-99239170, Email: shassan@pseb.org.pk
Mr. Jahazaib Shafi, Manager Marketing
Ph: +92-51-9211124, Email: jshafi@pseb.org.pk
 
PSEB Registration, Domestic Facilitation, & IT outsourcing:
Syed Ali Abbas Hasani, Director Domestic Business
Ph: +92-51-9206961, Email: ahasani@pseb.org.pk
Mr. Sajid Iqbal, Manager Domestic Business
Ph: +92-51-9220812, Email: siqbal@pseb.org.pk
 
Company/Professional Certifications, Trainings, & Internships:
Mr. Saif-ur-Rehman Korai, Director Projects
Ph: +92-51-9211094,Email: skorai@pseb.org.pk
 
Office Space in Software Technology Parks (STPs):
Mr. Nasir Khan Afridi, Director Infrastructure
Ph: +92-51-9220813, Email: nafridi@pseb.org.pk
Mr. Muhammad Akbar, Manager Infrastructure
Ph: +92-51-9220811, Email: makbar@pseb.org.pk 
 
Bandwidth and hosting:
Mr. Shaukat Ali, Director Technical/CTO
Ph: +92-51-9219075, Email: sali@pseb.org.pk
Mr. Shakeel Ahmed, Manager Systems
Ph: +92-51-9211093, Email: cahmed@pseb.org.pk
 
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Dear member company,
In line with PSEB’s charter, you would be pleased to know that PSEB has secured additional funding in budget for 2015-16 for participation in International IT events. However, to get maximum benefit out of these events, PSEB needs your feedback in finalizing the list of events for the year (July 2015 to June 2016). Below is the link to an online survey to get industry’s feedback on different International/local events.
http://pseb.org.pk/pseb-marketing-survey.html
The survey will hardly take 5 minutes to fill, and this will help PSEB in better planning of next year’s event calendar. Please submit your response by May 31st, 2015 at latest for consideration. Your cooperation is highly appreciated.
Regards,
Sulman Hassan
Director International Marketing
Pakistan Software Export Board
Ministry of IT & Telecom
Government of Pakistan
Office 5/6 5th Floor Shaheen Complex,
Egerton Road,
Lahore.
Phone # +92-42-99239170 Fax # +92-42-36370029
website: http://www.pseb.org.pk , http://www.it.org.pk
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PSEB Facilitation services!!!

www.pseb.org.pk/pseb-programs/facilitation/pseb-registration.html

what are you waiting for? Register with PSEB today at registrations@pseb.org.pk and start reaping the benefits!
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The updated TOR document for PSEB Web portal development can be downloaded at http://pseb.org.pk/images/docs/ToR-Webportal.pdf
The updated TOR document for PSEB Web portal development can be downloaded at http://pseb.org.pk/images/docs/ToR-Webportal.pdf
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PSEB Data Node!!! ‪#‎Subsidized‬ Internet Bandwidth Services. For IT & ITes companies across Pakistan
To apply for bandwidth services, please call us in toll free number at 0800 03030 or drop us a line at services@pseb.org.pk
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Reporting of IT/ITeS Exports Revenue to State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)

According to State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the collective exports receipts reported by the IT/ITeS Industry and Call Centers during FY 2013-14 were $370 million. Surprisingly, the share of more than 540 Call Centers registered with PSEB was only US$ 39.231 million (average exports of only $6054/month/call center). During July-Dec 2014, the exports receipts reported by State Bank for the IT/ITeS sector and Call Centers were US $ 228.87 million.
 
Based on feedback from SBP, one of the major reasons for such insignificant exports number is incorrect/nil reporting of export revenue by the call centers to SBP. The performance of our IT/ITeS  industry during July-Dec 2014 in terms of exports receipts reported to State Bank of Pakistan

Whereas software houses and consultancies contributed 88% to Pakistan’s IT exports, call centers contributed only 11.65% to IT exports. However, PSEB strongly believes that the exports potential of our call centers is grossly under rated and the actual exports of this promising sector are much more than what is reflected in SBP figures. In line with its mission to make Pakistan the second largest IT exporter in South Asia by 2015-16, PSEB urges call centers and their banks to always mention 9102 as SBP code when reporting monthly exports income to SBP on the exports realization form.
 
Because use of informal money transfer channels or receiving company earnings in personal accounts is not reflected in the IT exports recorded by SBP, you are strongly encouraged to use only regular banking channels for receiving remittances from foreign customers or your principal office abroad.
 
PSEB hopes that call centers will increase their contribution to Pakistan’s IT exports from $39 million last year to at least $100 million during 2014-15. Your valued cooperation will certainly contribute to our mission of making Pakistan the second largest IT exporter in South Asia by 2015-16. Should you have any questions about exports reporting, then please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.
 
Thank you,
 
Syed Ali Abbas Hasani
Director, Operations & Admin
Pakistan Software Export Board
2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex
F-5/1, Agha Khan Road
Islamabad-44000, Pakistan
Contact: +92-51-9206961, 0300-8506806
Email:  ahasani@pseb.org.pk

http://pseb.org.pk/media-room/newsletters.html
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Office Space Available at PSEB STP in I-9/3, Islamabad

Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is facilitating the IT industry by establishing Software Technology Parks (STPs) with state of the art facilities and affordable rentals. PSEB is presently managing twelve (12) Software Technology Parks in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad where more than 820,000 sq.ft. of IT-enabled office space has been provisioned for IT firms engaged in consulting, software development, BPO and other IT businesses.
“KSL Software Technology Park” was established by PSEB in 2013, it is located at I-9/3 industrial area, Islamabad and has basic facilities including IESCO power, telecom bandwidth services, air-conditioning and power backup. Currently, two separate office spaces measuring approximately 3,400 sq. ft. and 5,400 sq. ft. area available for rent at affordable rates (Rs.65-75) per square foot.
IT companies looking for office space are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and explore the facility of moving their operations to a more suitableand business friendly environment. Space shall be offered on a first come first served basis.

http://pseb.org.pk/media-room/newsletters.html

For site visit and other details please contact:
Mr. Muhammad Akbar
Manager Infrastructure,
Pakistan Software Export Board
Evacuee Trust Complex, 2nd Floor,
Aga Khan Road, F-5/1, Islamabad
makbar@pseb.org.pk
Phone-9204074 Ext-109
Fax-051-9204075
Cell 0345-5556777
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Unleashing Pakistan's IT Potential Globally
Introduction
Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is an apex Government body mandated to promote Pakistan’s IT Industry in local and international markets. PSEB facilitates the IT industry through a series of projects and programs in infrastructure development, human capital development, company capability development, international marketing, strategy and research, and the promotion of innovation and technologies.
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