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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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BOARD OF INVESTMENT
March 03, 2008
Pakistan becoming Asia’s trade, energy and transport corridor
Land locked energy rich Central Asia
Capital & Energy surplus Middle East
Booming South Asia
Source: Economic Survey 2006-07
Public debt as % of GDP
Source : Economic Survey2006-07
Investment as a % Of GDP
USD in millions
Facilitation of foreign and domestic investors
Investment Protection (e.g. BITs)
Policy advocacy to improve investment environmentMission
Promoting Investment Projects
Strengthening Investment Protection
Structured Public - Private Policy DialoguePillars of Investment Strategy
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
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
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)
BOI is preparing a draft act on SEZs which will set out legal and institutional framework with incentive package.Special Economic Zones (SEZs)
Oil & Gas
IT & Telecom
- Agri-Business - Corporate Farming - Fruits & Vegetables - Livestock & Dairy - Fisheries
- Cool chains
- Seed Production
1. Geo-strategic location
Gateway to the energy rich Central Asian States & the Financial liquid
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