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2 nd Asian Business Forum INVESTMENT DIVISION & BOARD OF INVESTMENT March 03, 2008. At The Center of Asian Growth. Pakistan becoming Asia’s trade, energy and transport corridor. Land locked energy rich Central Asia . Pakistan. Capital & Energy surplus Middle East. Booming South Asia.

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2nd Asian Business Forum

INVESTMENT DIVISION

&

BOARD OF INVESTMENT

March 03, 2008

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At The Center of Asian Growth

Pakistan becoming Asia’s trade, energy and transport corridor

Land locked energy rich Central Asia

Pakistan

Capital & Energy surplus Middle East

Booming South Asia

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country profile

Country Profile

  • Population: 160 million (2006 est.)
  • GDP (Nominal): US $145 billion (FY07)
  • Foreign Investment: US $8.4 billion (FY07)
  • GDP per capita: US $925 (FY07)
  • FX Reserves (February 04, 2008) : US $15.074billion
  • Stock Market Index (February 29, 2008): 15,078
remarkable demographics

Remarkable Demographics

  • Total population: 160 million
  • Population under 25 years: 100 million

Demographics

81%<40yrs

Source: Economic Survey 2006-07

declining poverty unemployment debt

Declining Poverty, Unemployment, Debt

  • Poverty has declined from 34.5% in 2000-1 to 23.9% in 2004-5, which means that 13 million people have come out of poverty in this period.
  • Unemployment has fallen from 8.3 % in 2000-01 to 6.2% in 2005-06.
  • Public debt as % of GDP has fallen from over 100% of GDP in 1999 to 53.4% in 2007.
declining public debt burden

Declining Public Debt Burden

Public debt as % of GDP

Source : Economic Survey2006-07

pakistan a leading reformer

Pakistan: A Leading Reformer

  • Runner-up reformer in the South Asian Region (after Maldives) according to the Report of the World Bank and IFC entitled “Doing Business in South Asia 2008” which compared business regulations in 178 countries around the world.
why invest in pakistan liberal investment policy

Why Invest in Pakistan:Liberal Investment Policy

  • Equal opportunity for local & foreign investors
  • All economic sectors open to foreign investors
  • Foreign equity upto 100% allowed
  • No Government permissions required
  • Attractive tax, tariff and other incentives
  • Remittance of capital, profits, royalty, technical & franchise fee allowed
  • Network of Export Processing Zones / Industrial Estates
  • Statutory protection for foreign investment
  • Bilateral Agreements :
    • Investment Protection 47 Countries
    • Avoidance of Double Taxation 52 Countries
investment gaining momentum

Investment Gaining Momentum

Investment as a % Of GDP

mission
Promotion of foreign and domestic private investment

Facilitation of foreign and domestic investors

Investment Protection (e.g. BITs)

Policy advocacy to improve investment environment

Mission
pillars of investment strategy
Enhancing Image of Pakistan as Investment Destination

Promoting Investment Projects

Strengthening Investment Protection

Structured Public - Private Policy Dialogue

Pillars of Investment Strategy
enhancing image of pakistan as an investment destination
Pro-active image enhancement focusing foreign investors and international business media.

Sign MOUs with other Investment Promotion Agencies.

Arrange local and foreign Investment Conferences.

Appoint Honorary Investment Counselors.

Enhancing Image of Pakistan as an Investment Destination
promoting investment projects
Database set up for :

Standardized profiles of “marketable” investment projects

Marketing Network

Target investors and domestic joint venture partners

Facilitate investors at all stages of investment cycle utilizing existing offices in all provincial capitals.

Promoting Investment Projects
strengthening investment protection
Increase investor’s confidence by improving the protection of contractual and property rights.

Strengthen domestic and international arbitration in line with international best practices.

Enforce Pakistan’s BITs and sign additional investment-related Agreements to provide credible security packages to investors.

Strengthening Investment Protection
structured public private policy dialogue pppd
Structured PPPD presently created by ID & BOI

Foreign Investor Council (FIC) headed by PM formed with international business leaders being members.

Advisory Boards for priority sectors formed and meetings held.

Frequent interaction with private sector representatives.

PPPD linked with:

Competitiveness Support Fund initiatives (CSF).

Public Private Partnership initiatives (IPDF).

Small and Medium Enterprise promotion (SMEDA).

Reforms of economic regulations - regulatory impact assessments by ERU.

Structured Public - Private Policy Dialogue (PPPD)
special economic zones sezs
SEZ’s instrumental in cluster building; also conducive to site development, administrative rationalization and security protection.

BOI is preparing a draft act on SEZs which will set out legal and institutional framework with incentive package.

Special Economic Zones (SEZs)
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Offshore & Onshore

Exploration

  • Refining
  • Pipelines
  • Storages
  • Coal
  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Copper
  • Rocksalt
  • Semi-Precious Stones

Priority Sectors

  • Hydel
  • Thermal
  • Coal
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Biogas
  • Call centers
  • Cell phone
  • E-Commerce
  • Software
  • IT Parks

Investment Opportunities

Oil & Gas

Mining

Power

IT & Telecom

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Ports & Roads

  • Urban Mass Transport
  • Water supply &
  • Sanitation
  • Housing
  • Desalination
  • Leather
  • Electronics
  • Furniture
  • Gemstones
  • Jewelry
  • Food Processing
  • Sports & Surgical goods
  • Value added textiles &
  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Theme Parks
  • Cultural tourism
  • Entertainment Centers

- Agri-Business - Corporate Farming - Fruits & Vegetables - Livestock & Dairy - Fisheries

- Cool chains

- Seed Production

- Storages

Investment Opportunities

Infrastructure

Priority Sectors

Tourism

SMEs

Agriculture

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Oil & Gas

  • Infrastructure
  • Power
  • Industry/ Real Estate
  • Banking
  • Pesticides
  • Dyes
  • Agro Based
  • Mineral Based
  • Synthetic Fiber
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Petrochemical
  • Complex/ Naphtha
  • Cracker

Priority Sectors

  • Golf City
  • Water City
  • Sports City
  • Media City
  • Residential Complexes
  • Office apartments
  • Light & Heavy Engineering
  • Automobiles
  • Auto parts
  • Agriculture Machinery
  • Steel Production
  • Textile Machinery

InvestmentOpportunities

Privatization

Housing

Chemicals

Engineering

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Five Key Reasons to Invest

1. Geo-strategic location

Gateway to the energy rich Central Asian States & the Financial liquid

Gulf States

2. Trained Workforce

Low cost skilled English speaking & flexible workforce

Labour force of over 45 million

Large pool of engineers, accountants, managers and IT Professionals

3. Economic outlook

Average 7.3% GDP growth annually for the last three years

4. Investment Policies

Liberal policies and profitable opportunities

Liberal trade and low tariff regime

5. Financial Markets

Karachi Stock Exchange is one of the best Stock Markets in the region

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