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Why Invest In Sindh

Investment Policies

World Bank report on Ease of Doing Business 2010 ranked Pakistan amongst top South Asian countries. Pakistan investment policy is liberal that offers an extensive opportunity to local and foreign investors in all sectors of the economy. There is no requirement for obtaining any permission from Federal and Provincial Government for setting up industry in any sector or location except for arms and ammunition, high explosives, radioactive substance, security printing currency & mint and manufacturing of alcohol.

Key objectives of Sindh investment policy are:

  • Self-reliance
  • Development of value added exports
  • Development of skills to improve efficiency, productivity and quality
  • Encouragement of high tech and labor-oriented industries
  • Development of infrastructure facilities through establishment of planned industrial estates, areas and zones
  • Promotion of the dispersal investment at various locations
  • Dispersal of investment to all parts of the country

Competitive Advantages

Sindh Province is blessed with a host of attractive business and investment opportunities. Its competitive advantage rests on its strategic location as major seaports, along with its extensive industrial infrastructure, 350 km long coastline and the potential to generate renewable energy, abundant fertile land, plenty of agricultural, natural & mineral resources, an improving educational system, a young and bourgeoning workforce and a politically strong and stable government. All of these ingredients have given the impetus and incentives for some of the world's leading multi-national corporations to set up base in Sindh. 

Some of the competitive advantages of Sindh are:

  • Karachi the Financial Capital of Pakistan
  • Coastline – 350 KMs
  • Wide Network of Industrial Estates
  • Large Agricultural, Natural Resources & Industrial base
  • Large and Growing Domestic Market
  • Strategic Location as a Regional Hub
  • Regional Power House of the Future
  • Airports
  • Human Resource
  • Well-Established Infrastructure and Legal System

Karachi the Financial Capital of Pakistan

Karachi being the financial and commercial capital of Pakistan and capital of Sindh, is a major port and the country's largest metropolis. It contributes the largest share to Pakistan's revenue collection

  • Nucleus of Headquarters of major Banks, Financial Institutions & Business Houses
  • Pakistan Stock Exchange is the biggest and most liquid exchange. As of Feb. 23 2018, 559 companies were listed with a market capitalization of $ 84 billion

Strategic Location as a Regional Hub

  • Karachi is a potential gateway to the Central Asian Republics. It also provides strong and long-standing links with China, Middle East and South Asia
  • Comprehensive duty-free facilities for investors

Coastline – 350 KMs

  • Sindh has a 350-km long coastline with a large potential for coastal tourism and aqua-culture
  • There are two all-weather ports; Karachi Port and Port Qasim. Both the ports have Multipurpose Terminal, Container Terminal, Liquid Chemical Terminal, Oil Terminal, Bulk Cargo Terminals, Oil Piers, Ship Repair Jetties and Shipyard & Engineering Facility

Regional Power House of the Future

  • Sindh is on the path to become the major contributor for energy for the country. Sindh endowed with the potential to generate a healthy mix of energy sources. Sindh’s wind corridor has an exploitable potential to generate 50,000 MW of electricity
  • Thar Coal - one of the largest coal reserve in the world having a total reserve of 185 billion Tons, with the potential for 200,000 MW for 300 Years, which can produce enough electricity to power the whole of Pakistan
  • Sindh with high solar radiation, has the significant potential for generating solar energy
  • Sindh produces 56% of Oil and 71% gas production of Pakistan

Wide Network of Industrial Estates

  • Sindh government established a wide network of Industrial Estates, to promote industrialization and create attractive conditions for industrialists in Sukkur, Benazirabad, Nooriabad, Hyderabad, Kotri & Karachi
  • State-of-the-art National Industrial Parks (Bin Qasim & Korangi Industrial Parks)
  • Port Qasim Industrial Area - unique in character by having 12200 acres of land above high water mark for development of industries / commercial complexes
  • Karachi Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) - ideally located in close proximity to the Gulf, the Middle East and African markets, with good prospects for the markets of EEC & USA


  • Modern International Airport in Karachi, and Three domestic airports in Benazirabad, Sukkur and Larkana
  • Air strips at several locations to ensure accessibility for development and transportation

Large Agricultural, Natural Resources & Industrial base

  • Sindh is the second largest province of Pakistan on the basis of its contribution to agricultural produce of the country. It contributes 23% of country’s production in agriculture. It has tremendous potential for investment particularly in value addition and foreign trade
  • 34% of Total Large-Scale Manufacturing (LSM) units are in Sindh
  • Year-round crop production of wheat, cotton, rice, sugarcane, fruits and vegetables
  • Huge mineral reserves of coal, granite, silica sand, alum, limestone, salt, gypsum, etc.

Human Resource

  • Trained, Educated and Competitive Human Resources
  • Internationally Compatible Workforce

Large and Growing Domestic Market

  • Around 40 million consumers with increasing incomes
  • An emerging middle-class with growing consumption habit

Well-Established Infrastructure and Legal System

  • Well-established and business-friendly Infrastructure and Legal System
  • Sophisticated telecommunications and IT infrastructure
  • Comprehensive road and rail network