Gartner released a report titled, “Analysis of Pakistan as an Offshore Service Location” which placed the country in the First Category destinations. The Daily Times (Pakistan's leading newspaper), in its coverage of this Gartner report, explains as of January 05, 2008:
"Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company has placed Pakistan amongst the top countries of the world in terms of suitability for offshore outsourcing. Pakistan has been recognized by the global community as ‘Market Leaders and Challengers’ and has been placed in the First Category countries in 2007. Previously, in 2006 Pakistan was placed in the Third Category countries."