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Ease of Doing Business

The Ease of doing business index ranks countries against each other based on how the regulatory environment is conducive to business operation stronger protections of property rights. Economies with a high rank (1 to 20) have simpler and friendlier regulations for businesses. This page includes a chart with historical data for Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan. Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Frequency
147.00 144.00 148.00 85.00 2008 – 2017 Yearly
  • Starting a business: Pakistan made starting a business easier by replacing the need to obtain a digital signature for company incorporation with a less costly personal identification number. This change applies to both Karachi and Lahore.
  • Registering property: Pakistan (Karachi) improved the transparency of the land registration process by making the fee schedule and list of documents to submit for property registration available online.
  • Protecting minority investors: Pakistan increased minority investor protections by making it easier to sue directors in case of prejudicial transactions with interested parties. This reform applies to both Karachi and Lahore.
  • Trading across borders: Pakistan made importing and exporting easier by developing a new container terminal and enhancing its customs platform for electronic document submission. These changes apply to both Karachi and Lahore.