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Investment in Pakistan - Various Business & Services Sectors

Under the current Investment Policy of Pakistan, business and service enterprises are divided into 3 main sectors or categories which are as follows:


Manufacturing or Industrial sector
Non-Manufacturing Sector
Other sectors


Non-Manufacturing Sector is further categorized into the following:
Service Sector
Infrastructure Sector
Social Sector

Whereas other Sectors are categorized as:
Tourism
Housing and Construction
Information Technology

The Investment Policy of Pakistan in different sectors.

Investment Policy of Pakistan for Manufacturing & Industrial Sector


Foreign investors are allowed to hold 100% equity of industrial projects without permission of the Government. No Government sanction is required for setting up any industry, in terms of field of activity, location, and size, except for the following business sectors:

Arms and Ammunitions, High Explosives, Radioactive Substances, Security Printing, Currency and Mint, Alcoholic beverages or liquors.

Investors are not required to obtain No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Provincial Governments for locating the project anywhere in the country except in the areas that are notified as negative areas.


Investment Policy of Pakistan for Non-Manufacturing Sector


Foreign investors are allowed to hold 100% equity of non-manufacturing projects on repatriation basis subject to the terms and conditions indicated against each sub-category stated herein below: Where registration of a company in Pakistan is required, for a non-manufacturing project, intimation should be given to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).


Investment in Service Sector in Pakistan

Foreign Direct Investment in a Service Sector is allowed in any activity subject to obtaining permission, NOC or license from the concerned agency/agencies and fulfilling the requirements of the respective sectoral policy.

Foreign investors may hold 100% equity allowed on repatriation basis and the minimum amount of foreign equity investment in the project shall be 0.15 million dollars.


Investment in Infrastructure Sector in Pakistan


Foreign Direct Investment in an infrastructure sector is allowed for infrastructure projects which may include development of an Industrial Zone(s).

Foreign investors may hold 100% equity allowed on repatriation basis and the minimum amount of foreign equity investment in the project shall be 0.30 million dollars.


Investment in Social Sector in Pakistan


Foreign Direct Investment in the social sector is allowed in the following fields:

Education, Technical/Vocational Training, Human Resource Development (HRD), Hospitals, Medical and Diagnostic Services.
Foreign investors may hold 100% equity allowed on repatriation basis and the minimum amount of foreign equity investment in the project shall be 0.30 million dollars.


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Investment Policy of Pakistan for Other Sectors
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Investment Agreements


 
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