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Investment-friendly Pakistan?

The Pakistani ruling elite routinely makes tall claims about attracting massive investment that it believes can transform the country. Sections of media instantly jump on this narrative, spreading it on…

Rewiring the investment model

Pakistan’s Investment to GDP ratio has remained stubbornly low compared to other emerging markets for many years. The reasons are manifold and well documented: inconsistent policies, macroeconomic instability, inadequate infrastructure,…

Improving foreign investment climate

‘After a steep drop in 2020 and a strong rebound in 2021, global foreign direct investment (FDI) declined by 12 per cent in 2022, to $1.3 trillion. The slowdown was…

Criticality of foreign investment

Apparently, foreign investors are finding it difficult to maintain sustainability of their businesses in Pakistan. Recently, Shell Pakistan announced that the parent company Shell Petroleum Company would be exiting Pakistan…

New approach to investment

Global nations are fiercely competing for foreign direct investment (FDI) to fuel economic growth, job creation and technological advancements in the interconnected global economy. Pakistan too finds itself in the…

How to facilitate investment

Since Pakistan’s economy is clearly struggling, and the political leadership across the board is focusing more on the next elections, it is time to review our administrative structures and suggest…