‘Govt striving to improve ranking in WB’s index’

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Board of Investment (BOI) Haroon Sharif has said the government is striving hard to improve Pakistan’s ranking in World Bank’s index.

Addressing a joint press conference along with Prime Minister’s Advisor on Commerce, Abdul Razak Dawood here on Wednesday, he said now any foreign company can be registered in Pakistan through an online portal and the entire process will be completed in four hours.

Haroon Sharif said about 8,000 companies have been registered in last six months through online portal. He said any company after starting business in Pakistan will have to make multiple payments to the government and that has been reduced to facilitate the investors.

He said at present, the government payments, including taxes, have come down from 47 to 10 and by next year these will be further taken to single digit. Haroon Sharif said property can also be registered through portal in Karachi and Lahore respectively.

He said the government is giving a clear message to foreign investors that we are bringing 100 percent changes to facilitate them and our reforms are being acknowledged internationally.