Pakistan has important strategic endowments and development potential. The country is located at the crossroads of South Asia, Central Asia, China and the Middle East and is thus at the fulcrum of a regional market with a vast population, large and diverse resources, and untapped potential for trade.
This brief overview explains, in very general terms, the procedure and requirements for registration of a company in Pakistan. These brief notes are for general guidance only and should not be taken as a substitute for thorough and professional legal advice.
The Corporate Tax Rate in Pakistan stands at 33 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Pakistan averaged 34.72 percent from 1997 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 43 percent in 2000 and a record low of 30 percent in 1998. Corporate Tax Rate in Pakistan is reported by...
Pakistan Tax Profile from KPMG (PDF)
Pakistan’s economic expansion for financial year (FY) 2015, which ended on 30 June 2015, was led by services as growth in manufacturing slowed. Industrial growth was hobbled by a slowdown in large-scale manufacturing to 3.3% owing to continued power shortages and weaker external demand.
A valid passport and business visa are required for travel to Pakistan.
Pakistan is one of the poorest and least developed countries in Asia. Pakistan has a growing semi-industrialized economy that relies on manufacturing, agriculture and remittances. Although since 2005 the GDP has been growing an average 5 percent a year, it is not enough to keep up with fast population...
Road transport is the backbone of Pakistan’s transport system. The 9,574 km long National Highway and Motorway network – which is 3.65 percent of the total road network – carries 80 percent of Pakistan’s total traffic.
Manufacturing sector comprises of two sub-sectors viz. Large Scale Manufacturing and Small Scale Manufacturing. Large Scale manufacturing covers the establishments registered under factories Act 1934 or qualifying for registration (having 10 or more employees) including Repair and Service Industries. Small Scale manufacturing covers all such manufacturing establishments not covered...
This page summarizes Doing Business 2016 data for Pakistan. The first section presents the Ease of Doing Business rank (out of 189 economies) and the distance to frontier (DTF)** measure, overall and by topic. The second section summarizes the key indicators for each topic benchmarked against regional averages.