Friday, October 9, 2009

5 Key Reasons To Invest In Pakistan

Five Key Reasons To Invest In Business In Pakistan

Reason - 1: Geo-strategic Location

Located in the heart of Asia , Pakistan is 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.

Reason - 2: Trained Workforce

Here the people are mostly English proficient, hardworking and intelligent. They have …. lesser costs.

Reason - 3: Economic Outlook

Pakistan is one of the fastest growing economies of the world having touched a GDP growth rate of 8.4% in 2005. Today Pakistan has 160 million consumers with an ever growing middle class. Foreign investment has risen sharply from an average of $400 million in the 1990s to over $ 3.5 billion in 2005-06. Fiscal deficit has declined from an average 7% of GDP in the 1990s to around 3% in recent years. And FOREX reserves have increased from $3.22 billion in 2000-1 to $13.14 billion in 2005-6.

Reason - 4: Investment Policies

Current investment policies have been tailor made to suit investor needs. Pakistan 's policy trends have been consistent, with liberalization, de-regulation, Privatization, and facilitation being its foremost cornerstones.

Reason - 5: Financial Markets

The capital markets are being modernized, and reforms have resulted in development of infrastructure in the stock exchanges of the country. The Securities and Exchange Commission has improved the regulatory environment of the stock exchanges, corporate bond market and the leasing sector. Whilst the Central Board of Revenue has facilitated structural reform in tax and tariffs and the State Bank of Pakistan has invigorated the banking sector into high returns on investment.

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