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How is Foreign Investment administered in Pakistan?

Foreign direct investment (FDI) refers to long term participation by  a country A into country B (in this case Pakistan) . It usually involves participation in management, joint-venture, transfer of technology and expertise. There are two types of FDI:  Inward foreign direct investment and;  Outward foreign direct investment resulting in a net FDI inflow (positive […]

Intellectual Property M&M Services Trademark Registration

TRADEMARK REGISTRATION IN PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN TRADEMARK / BRAND NAME /LOGO REGISTRATION   Before understanding Trademark Registration process in Pakistan, it is important to understand what a trademark actually is and what rights it bestows? A trademark or trade mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify that the products […]

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What is tax treatment of Real Estate Gains in Pakistan?

Taxation of Gains from Real Estate in Pakistan The Constitution excludes legislation on taxation of capital gains from the purview of the federal government. The income tax law has also been harmonized with these constitutional provisions by excluding the immovable property from the definition of capital asset, whose gain is liable to tax. Despite this, […]

Pakistan Taxation Law

Income Tax

Income Tax in Pakistan is one of the top most contributors to Tax income of government of Pakistan. Many changes in taxation has been introduced to promote income tax registered persons as opposed to non-registered persons.   Taxation according to a person’s ability to pay is universally accepted principle, and income is considered a satisfactory though not […]

FAQs Pakistan Taxation

Is there any Federal Excise Duty and/or special excise duty in Pakistan Law?

Federal Excise duty formerly known as Central Excised Duty is Levied by the government of Pakistan as Federal Tax on the following:  Goods produced or manufactured in Pakistan Goods imported into Pakistan Such goods as the Federal Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify, as are produced or manufactured in the non-tariff areas […]