Brief on Investment Regime
Pakistan follows liberal investment regime and facilitation being its foremost cornerstones for investors’ confidence and conducive environment to attract local and foreign investment
Board of Investment (BOI) is mandated to promote, encourage and facilitate both local and foreign investment. Thus BOI acts as interface between international and local investors, public and private sector. BOI works for enabling business environment through policy and strategic interventions.
Till 1997, Pakistan pursued the investment policy favorable for the industrial and manufacturing sector. The first Investment Policy was framed by BOI in 1997 which opened all economic sectors including infrastructure, social, and services for foreign investment. Keeping in view the importance of investment for economic growth and fast economic globalization trends around the world, Investment Policy 2013 was formulated to further improve the investment climate in the country. Guiding principles of Investment Policy 2013 are given below: