FAQs

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 […]

FAQs Pakistan Taxation

Has Pakistan entered into Agreement for Avoidance of Double Taxation with other countries?

The Government of Pakistan has so far signed agreements to avoid double taxation with 47 countries including almost all the developed countries of the world and such agreements are being signed with other countries as well. These agreements lay down the ceilings on tax rates applicable to different types of income arising in Pakistan. They also […]

M&M Services

Hotel/Restraunt Registration and Taxation Law in Pakistan

Hotel/Restraunt Registration is mandatory for a food supplier in order to commence business in Pakistan. In Pakistan Law relating to food items which may or may not be served in hotels and restraunts is administered under various statutes and rules.The Pakistan Hotels and Restaurants Act, 1976 and The Pakistan Hotels and Restaurants Rules, 1977 were incorporated for […]

Business Start-Up FAQs

What are the types of Businesses a person / company can start in Pakistan?

A person who intends to start/form a business in pakistan can work as any of the following given proper approvals and licenses are acquired by the individual/person : A sole trader A sole service provider A partnership (partnership can be from two members to twenty members) usuall  Doctors, Accountants and Lawyers An association not for profit A […]