Business in Information Technology Sector

Small or medium sized business in Information Technology sector offers many opportunities in Pakistan. But it is important that those who want to select & pursue such business should have some knowledge, experience and most importantly passion for the Information Technology sector. Otherwise, the probability for failure may be high.

Below are some of the selected businesses in Information Technology sector.  SMEDA has also made very good pre-feasibility studies on this sector.

For the complete detailed pre-feasibility reports, you will first have to register with SMEDA and then you can download it FREE.

For registration, you may click the link:  SMEDA Registration

Below are the summarized versions of the pre-feasibility reports by SMEDA on Business in Information Technology sector for you to get an idea before you download the full version.

1 - Internet Cafe 

Region: Punjab
Investment Size: PKR Between 1-2 Million

This objective of this document is to provide information regarding investment opportunity for setting up an Internet Café, with focus on product differentiation i.e., providing some unique services (Video/Audio Chat, Web Developing) which are not offered by a typical Internet Café. The business can be established in any of the major cities of the country.

2 - Medical Transcription 

Region: Punjab
Investment Size: PKR Between 1-2 Million

Recent advances in data communications and Internet in terms of facilities and cost have given raise to many exciting opportunities to export our products and services to the developed countries. This is especially so in the case of intellectual laborintensive industries such as software development on account of the massive difference in pay scales between developing countries and USA/Europe. One such opportunity is in the field of Medical Transcription.

3 - Software House 

Region: Punjab
Investment Size: PKR Between 10-20 Million

This project entails opening up a Software House that will cater to both local and export markets in the Middle East, USA and UK. The company’s corporate office will be opened in Lahore, Pakistan. The Software House will provide automated and Information Technology (IT) enabled solutions catering to businesses across various verticals in Pakistan, Middle East, UK and USA. The Software House will have IT specialists with vast industry experience and knowledge. The company will offer a wide range of consulting services and cost-effective development of customized application softwares. In addition to this, the focus of the firm will be to become a multi-dimensional technology company deriving revenue and customer satisfaction from a variety of Information Technology services and custom software offerings including Technology Outsourcing, Systems Integration, Application Development, Processes Consulting, Business Intelligence Consulting, and Information Security Consulting among others. Foreign-based companies have entered a recovery phase and started outsourcing their multiple services to the IT and IT-enabled companies of various countries. Pakistan has potential to grab its share in IT-enabled services market as well as contribute towards providing software applications to various developed countries. The demand is expected to flourish in the upcoming years. Many countries prefer outsourcing from Pakistan because of the lower cost of manpower and advanced technological infrastructure. This enables the IT sector to bring in good investment opportunities in the country. This will also be helpful in making more job opportunities in Pakistan. The estimated cost of the project is Rs.16.24 million. The project is proposed to be financed through 50% debt and 50% equity. The project NPV is around Rs. 19.89 million, with an IRR of 43.5% and payback period of 3.35 years. The project will be run by qualified professionals. The legal business status of this project is proposed as ‘Sole Proprietorship’.



For the complete detailed pre-feasibility reports, you will first have to register with SMEDA and then you can download it FREE.

For registration, you may click the link:  SMEDA Registration



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