ECO –IPA on 26-12-2016
Secretary, Board of Investment inaugurated the first ECO –IPA on 26-12-2016. Secretary, BOI during his welcome address said that this activity of ECO countries will play an active role for the collective advantage of the region. It will boost inter and intra-regional business activity in general and among the member states in particular
Pakistan-Italy Investment Forum
Pakistan-Italy Investment Forum held on 06-12-2016 during the visit of Italian Deputy Minister for Economic Development accompanied with 50 prominent companies. Mr. Khawaja Asif, Minister for Water & Power and Defence graced the Forum
BoI, Pakistan and DEiK, Turkey jointly organized Pakistan-Turkey Investment Roundtable on 17th November, 2016 which was graced by H.E.
Recep Tayyib Erdogan & H.E. Nawaz Sharif and attended by prominent business community of both Countries
Pakistan Belarus Investment & Business Forum
Pakistan Belarus Investment and Business Forum held on 05th Oct, 2016.
The event was graced by honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan and President of Belarus
and was attended by 200 investors from both countries.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
a network of Roads, Railway, Energy Infrastructure and Pipelines with 3,000km from
Gwadar in Pakistan to China's western Xinjiang region - A total of over US$46billion
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.
Population and workforce
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 125 million.
In the global financial crisis, Pakistan’s economy has shown resilience and performed
better than some of the neighboring countries. The World Bank Report of 2013 confirms
that Pakistan ranks ahead of Russia, Indonesia, Brazil, India and Philippines.Pakistan
is poised to grow at 6 % plus in the next 2-3 years based on strong structural reforms
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 liberalization, de-regulation, privatisation, and facilitation
being its foremost cornerstones.
Special Economic Zones
The Law of Special Economic Zones has been made to meet the global challenges of
competitiveness to attract FDI. The law allowsto createindustrial cluster with liberal
incentives, infrastructure, investor facilitation services to enhance productivity
and reduce cost of doing business for economic development and poverty reduction.