Pakistan: An investment Paradise

  • Pakistan is emerging as a major destination for foreign investment owing to its ideal geo-strategic location, a mostly young population of 220 million, rising middle class and a friendly investment regime where:
    • All sectors of the economy are open for investment (except following business sectors: Arms and Ammunition, High Explosives, Radioactive substances, Security Printing, Currency & Mint and Alcoholic Beverages).
    • 100 percent foreign equity is allowed with no restriction on remittance of royalty, technical and franchise fee, dividends, capital and foreign gains.
    • Special incentives for investment in the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) established under Pakistan-China Economic Corridor including Duty and tax concessions on import of machinery and equipment for setup of units/plants and other attractive fiscal incentives,
    • Pakistan has signed Bilateral Agreements on Protection of Investment with 46 countries.
    • Priority sectors for Foreign Investment are Food Processing, Textiles, Logistics, Automobiles, Information Technology, Housing & Construction, and Tourism & Hospitality.
  • Board of Investment
  • Gawadar Development Authority