Message from the Minister of State / Chairman, PM Secretariat (Public), BOI

Chief Minister SindhIt is an occasion of honor for the province of Sindh, on the organization of “Sindh Investment Conference” by the Board of Investment, Government of Sindh, we support every eort made by Sindh in the promotion of investment in the province.


Nature has blessed Sindh Province with ideal climate suitable for growing wide range of crops, fruits, minerals and man-power resources. Government policies are conducive with the emphasis on promotional activities to facilitate the establishment of new industries and their smooth growth & operation.


Pakistan’s Investment policy is the most liberal in the region, and opens new vistas to local as well as foreign investors for investment in service, social, agriculture and industrial sectors so as to keep Pakistan competitive in international market and viable area of investment. Under the Investment Policy in vogue no permission is required to invest in Pakistan. A foreign investor can hold up to 100 percent of equity. Remittance of prot, dividend, and capital is allowed among many other facilities available in the policy.


Pakistan a home to over 700 multinational companies, which shows the condence of investors in Pakistan. Due to consistent economic/investment policies, international studies & surveys has ranked Pakistan better than India, China, Srilanka, Bangladesh etc with respect to: ease of doing business.


Pakistan being one of the fastest growing economies of the world having touched a GDP growth rate of 8.4% in 2005. Today Pakistan has over 170 million consumers with an ever growing middle class. Foreign Direct investment has risen sharply from an average of $300 million in the 1990s to over $3.7 billion in 2008-09. Fiscal decit has declined from an average 7% of GDP in the 1990s to around 3% in recent years. FOREX reserves have increased from $ 3.22 billion in 2000-01 to $11.6 billion in June 2009 and are increasing further.


We at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat BOI assist companies and investors who intend to invest in Pakistan as well as facilitate implementation and operation of their projects warmly welcome all participants to the Investment conference and wish them success in their business endeavors. 


Mr. Saleem H. Mandviwalla

Minister of State &
Chairman, Prime Ministerís Secretariat (Public), Board of Investment

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