THIS IS PAKISTAN
Invest in Pakistan
Pakistan offers a unique opportunity to investors with low-cost and hard-working labour, together with liberal incentives and access to the region's huge markets.
Reasons to Invest in Pakistan
Located in the center of Asia, Pakistan is the gateway to the energy-rich Central Asian States, the financial liquidity from the Gulf States, and the economically advanced Far Eastern tigers. This strategic advantage alone makes Pakistan a marketplace teeming with possibilities.
A large part of Pakistan's workforce is proficient in English, hardworking, and intelligent. Pakistan possesses a large pool of trained and experienced engineers, bankers, lawyers, and other professionals, many with substantial international experience.
Pakistan is amongst the fastest growing economies in the world. According to the Board of Investment, Pakistan has over 170 million consumers with an ever-growing middle class. Foreign Direct Investment has risen sharply from an average of USD$300 million in the 1990s to over USD$3.7 billion in 2008-2009. The fiscal deficit has declined from an average 7 percent of GDP in the 1990s to around 3 percent in recent years. FOREX reserves have increased from USD$3.22 billion in 2000-2001 to USD$11.6 billion in June 2009.
Current investment policies have been tailored to suit investor needs. Pakistan\'s policy trends have been consistent with economic liberalisation, deregulation, and facilitation being its foremost cornerstones.
The capital markets are being modernised, and reforms have resulted in development of improved infrastructure in the stock exchanges of the country. The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan has improved the regulatory environment of the stock exchanges, corporate bond market and the leasing sector. The Federal Board of Revenue has facilitated structural reform in tax and tariffs, and the State Bank of Pakistan has invigorated the banking sector into high returns on investment.
Below are some of the foreign companies that have successfully invested in Pakistan:
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