Investing in Pakistan

5 Reasons to Invest in Pakistan

(i) Geo-strategic Location

Pakistan is strategically located to become Asia’s premier trade, energy and transport corridor. It is also the gateway to the energy-rich Central Asian States, the financially-liquid Gulf States and the economically-advanced Far Eastern tigers. This strategic advantage alone makes Pakistan a marketplace teeming with possibilities.

(ii) Population and Workforce

Fifty five percent of Pakistan’s population is below the age of 19, which bodes well for long- term sustainable economic growth. Pakistan has a strong middle class. A large part of the workforce is proficient in English, hardworking and intelligent. Pakistan possesses a large pool of trained and experienced engineers, bankers, lawyers and other professionals with many having substantial international experience. The consumer market in Pakistan is growing at a very fast pace as reflected by tele-density, which has now reached more than 150 million.

(iii) Economic Outlook

In the global financial crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic, Pakistan’s economy has shown resilience to the shocks and has not only maintained global and regional patterns but outperformed some of the neighbouring countries. International reports of repute have shown that Pakistan ranks ahead of regional countries.

(iv) Investment Policy

The Policy has been designed to provide a comprehensive framework for creating a conducive business environment for the attraction of FDI. Pakistan’s policy trends have been consistent, with liberalisation, de-regulation, privatisation, and facilitation being its foremost cornerstones.

(v) Special Economic Zones

The Law of Special Economic Zones has been made to meet the global challenges of competitiveness to attract FDI. The law allows to create industrial cluster with liberal incentives, infrastructure, investor facilitation services to enhance productivity and reduce cost of doing business for economic development and poverty reduction. The Law further envisages to reduce processes through SEZ in Pakistan.

For detailed information on Investment Climate, Investment Opportunities including Priority Sectors, Special Economic Zones, Incentives for Investors and Projects for Investment, please visit the website of Board of Investment Pakistan