The Computer Society of Pakistan (CSP) is the
national organization of Information Technology
professionals in the country. It was established
in 1973 to promote the use of computers, increase
general awareness among the public and to look
after the professional interests of the IT
personnel in the country.
The Society holds lectures, seminars
and technology forums which provide an excellent
platform for the interaction of professionals. It
organizes annual computer exhibitions and
software competitions all over the country with
the objective of fostering a better future for IT
The Computer Society of
Pakistan sponsors students to take part in the
international software competitions in various
countries as well as organizes various programs
for the youth. The current membership of the
Society is over 2000 professionals working in
over 350 public and private sector organizations.
The head office of the
Society is located in Karachi with chapter
To facilitate the
professional advancement of personnel
engaged in Information Technology (IT)
and related occupation.
To promote knowledge
of the development and use of IT
equipment and related techniques.
To provide facilities
for exchange of information and views of
IT equipment and related techniques.
To foster and
encourage high standards of professional
ethics and conduct among its members.
professional qualifications and to
conduct examinations for members and
others in the field of IT.
Several important issues
addressed by the Computer Society of Pakistan
over the years are as under:
- Computer allowance
approved by the government for computer
professionals was implemented in many
institutions through the help of the
committee setup by CSP in this
- Standardization of
- Software Piracy and
Copyright issues in Pakistan.
- Rationalization of
duty and sales tax on computers.
- Declaring software as
- Representation of CSP
in government policy making bodies
regarding national policies on
- Special incentives for
computers in education.
- Tax holidays and other
incentives for computer manufacturing.
inspection problems faced by computer
- Formation of working
groups and study circles on various