Board of Investment (BOI) is the brainchild of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and has been working to attract investment into Pakistan for over a decade now. Today, the Board of Investment is working with the same spirit, under the same mandate of investment promotion and facilitation.
I am pleased to learn that the BOI has launched its official website with a view to attracting local and foreign investment.
Pakistan has a strategic location that enables it to serve the market of over two billion people in China, India and Central Asia. Perhaps no other country has such a strategic location or claim such a great opportunity to businessmen and entrepreneurs. Almost all sectors of economy are open to investment with attractive incentives and liberal policies to give Pakistan an edge over all its regional competitors.
We are prepared to offer free trade zone facilities providing a tax free regime to goods produced in Pakistan and exported to the regional markets. Such trade free zones will also have dedicated power facilities.
We also have adopted a policy of public-private partnership and offer same incentives and facilities to local and foreign entrepreneurs.
It is a deliberate and well thought out policy of the government to act as facilitator for entrepreneurs and enable them do business without hindrances. The Board of Investment has been mandated to serve as a 24/7 facilitator to investors.
I invite all the businessmen and entrepreneurs to explore opportunities and invest in Pakistan now, in a win-win situation in which Pakistan progresses and your investments flourish.
Asif Ali Zardari
President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan