The government is taking inclusive steps to create a business-conducive environment to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and promote entrepreneurship culture in the country. “Ministry of Information Technology is providing an enabling environment to all stakeholders of the startup ecosystem to promote startup culture and attract FDI”, said an official of the ministry of IT. During the last year, he said not only the production of major crops but also the export of IT and IT enabled services increased significantly. Pakistan’s IT sector contributes about 1 percent to the Gross Domestic Product, which is about US$3.5 billion. Talking about the performance and achievements of the Ministry, he said, investment in Pakistani startups is skyrocketing, and Pakistani startups have raised approximately US$ 373 million, which is about 5 times bigger than US$ 75 million investments as of last year. Through DG Skills programs, 2 million youth are being trained in various high-tech courses related to freelancing online. Now its phase two has also started. According to a State Bank report, he said, freelancing exports have reached 396 million dollars with an increase of 85%. Under the National Incubation Programs, 111,000 jobs have been created and memorandums have been signed for investment of Rs. 9.46 billion while revenue of Rs 4.47 billion have been generated. Over 2000 employment opportunities were created under the Tech Innovation Grants while around Rs. 700 million of investment and Rs. 350 million of revenue was achieved. “We have crossed a $2.6 billion mark of IT & ITeS till June 30, 2022, while establishment of 40 Software Technology Parks (STPs) in different districts under Public Private Partnership across the country, out of which 30 have been established so far, he said. All related procedures completed for the establishment of state of art IT parks in Karachi and Islamabad, with a total cost of Rs 40 billion. IT training is being conducted at the level of all the universities of the country. The volume of FDI in the Telecom industry from July 1, 2018 to March 30, 2022 was $ 6.10 billion, and Rs. 163.3 billion to be deposited in the national exchequer as tax. The total volume of the telecom industry has reached $16.90 billion.