ISLAMABAD, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has invited foreign information technology (IT) companies and experts to fully explore indigenous talented youth bulge of Pakistan, saying that the country has enormous untapped potential in this sector.
Sharif made the remarks here on Wednesday night while addressing an IT-related event.
In the last decade or so, he said Pakistani entrepreneurs had made great strides to promote the IT sector with individual and collective efforts, adding that the government has also been playing a proactive role in supporting the efforts in this regard.
Given the youth potential, the prime minister said that 60 percent of the country's total population are composed of youth. "This is a challenge as well as an opportunity to convert this potential into opportunity," he added.
The prime minister said that Pakistan possesses huge potential to increase its IT product exports as the current export figure at 2.6 billion U.S. dollars does not reflect the immense talent it has. ■