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Doing Business in Pakistan

Keeping in mind the fact that Pakistan’s future economic growth continues to expand in a sustainable manner, Pakistan needs to mobilize its foreign and local investments in a big way. To facilitate this NMC plans to develop a book entitled ‘Doing Business in Pakistan’ for serving as a guide book for prospective investors and businessmen. It is going to be a landmark publication of its type in Pakistan. There are more than 100 other countries that have similar books for distribution amongst prospective businessmen and investors by their respective governments and private organizations.

‘Doing Business in Pakistan’ (DBIP) is a compilation of facts, ideas and advice, on how to start, secure and promote business in our Country. The book is being written by known experts in their respective fields.

The probable buyers of this book will be the Presidency, Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Foreign Embassies operating in Pakistan, Pakistani Embassies operating globally, the BoI, TDAP, HICs of Pakistan appointed by BoI, private businessmen, local corporates, MNCs and general readers interested in Pakistan.

We solicit kind sponsorship by helping us obtain advertisements from relevant government agencies (such as BoI, TDAP, PTA, NEPRA, PEMRA, PTDC, PIA, CAA, PPIB, CCP, SECP, SBP, FBR, AEDB, NHA etc.), commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies etc.

The Table of Contents of the DBIP are given below:

Part I: Introduction

  1. Brief historical background
  2. Physical & Political geography
  3. Population demographics and local consumers
  4. Govt. Structure
  5. First-time visitor

Part II: Business Context

  1. Economic Overview, Dr. Ashfaq Hasan, ex Economic Advisor, MoF
  2. Pakistan: The complete legal Picture by Sattar & Sattar
  3. Tax Regime of Pakistan, Masood Naqvi, Senior Partner KPMG
  4. Incentives for Foreign Investors, Mushtaq Malik, ex Secretary, BoI
  5. Intellectual Property Management in Pakistan, Yasin Tahir, ex DG, IPO
  6. Audit & Financial Reporting Requirement in Pakistan, Khaliq ur Rahman
  7. Business Conflict Resolution, Barrister Sehwan Asari ex President, ICAP
  8. Incorporating a Company, Shahid A Khan, Partner Grant Thornton
  9. Employment Regulation & Recruitment, Barrister Javeriah Hasan

Part III: Services & Facilities

  1. Banking System, Sikander Abbasi, EVP, Al Baraka Islamic Bank
  2. Non Life Insurance Sector of Pakistan, Tahir Ahmad, Managing Director NJI
  3. Shipping/Port Industry in Pakistan, Capt. Anwer Shah, ex DG Ports & Shipping
  4. Transport (Airlines, Railways & Trucking)
  5. Capital Markets in Pakistan, Raza Raheem, Country Head JP Morgan

Part IV: Sector Profiles & Investment Potential

  1. Dairy
  2. Sugar
  3. Textile & its Six sub sectors
  4. Cement
  5.  Automobile
  6. Information Technology
  7. Energy – Coal Based
  8. Alternative Energy
  9. Agriculture
  10. Horticulture
  11. Tourism
  12. Telecommunication

Part V: Annexures/Appendices

  1. Foreign Private Investment (Promotion & Protection) Act 1976
  2. Act no XII of 1992 – Act to Provide for Furtherance & Protection of Economic Reforms
  3. Bilateral Investment Treaty of Pakistan with other Countries
  4. Avoidance of Double Taxation Treaty of Pakistan with other Countries
  5. Board of Investment (BoI)
  6. Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)
  7. State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)
  8. Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR)
  9. Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA)
  10. National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA)
  11. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)
  12. Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP)
  13. Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO)
  14. Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (EPA)
  15. Alternate Energy Development Board (AEDB)
  16. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)
  17. Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB)
  18. Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)
  19. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
  20. National Highway Authority (NHA)
  21. Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
  22. Pakistan Environmental Protection Ordinance (PEPO)

Part VI: Important Contacts

  1. Federal, Provincial Govt. Agencies, Departments etc.
  2. Major CA Firms
  3. Major Management Consultants
  4. Major Law Firms
  5. Major Firms of Architects
  6. Major Firms of Engineers