Before year 2000, the subjects of Information Technology, Internet and Telecommunications were dealt by the Ministry of Communications which has so many other departments to look after like national highways, ports and shipping, postal services, etc. The IT industry felt that this new and dynamic subject handled by a conventional Ministry was too neglected by the Government. Numerous representations and proposals by made various stakeholders including ISPAK to the Government to create a separate Ministry of IT. The then Chief Executive of the country, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, through an executive order in March 2000, created a new Division named IT & Telecommunication Division under the Ministry of Science & Technology and moved the telecom subject from the Ministry of Communications to this newly created Division. An eminent scientist, Prof. Dr. Atta ur Rahman was appointed as the Minister for Science & Technology who with his dynamic leadership brought profound reforms in the IT & Telecom sector of the country in a short period of time. In 2003, a new Ministry of IT & Telecommunications was created by the Government of Pakistan be separating IT & Telecom Division from the Ministry of Science & Technology.