Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is essential to all walks of life. Computers are becoming more and more common, and the internet is the most popular by-product of the turn of the century.
The ICT industry in Pakistan has boomed as a result of its cost-effectiveness and the multiple benefits it provides. Computers have bridged gaps across the world, and retrieving information round the clock is now possible. Information can be stored in great amounts in a variety of storage space options. Networking has enabled information sharing within offices, resulting in seamless integration, and the cost of maintenance is very minimal. The digital world is very structured and organized, and allows multiple accesses.
Policy makers have tried to assess the industry’s impact on the economy, but are still exploring the full extent of its influence on economic growth, especially in developing countries that it has so widely diffused itself in. This is mainly because of the training in skill people require in order to operate computers, and also because joining the technology forces has resulted in a lower number of man power required. Overall, the ICT industry has benefited Pakistan in multiple ways, allowing its population to rank amongst the first world countries in this industry.