Pakistan flag Pakistan: Operating a Business in Pakistan

Starting a business in Pakistan

Legal Forms of Companies

Sole Proprietorship
Number of partners: One shareholder.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required
Shareholders and liability: Unlimited liability
Partnership
Number of partners: Minimum of 2 with a maximum of 20.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required (generally it is PKR 100,000)
Shareholders and liability: Liability of the partners is unlimited
Private Limited Company
Number of partners: Minimum number is 2, while as the maximum number is 50.
Capital (max/min): Minimum paid up capital of PKR 100,000
Shareholders and liability: Limited liability to the amount contributed.
Public Limited Company
Number of partners: Minimum number is 3, while as there is no limit on the maximum number of members/shareholders. Listed Public Limited companies must have at least 7 members.
Capital (max/min): Minimum paid up capital of PKR 100,000. Public limited companies have a minimum capital requirement of PKR 200 million
Shareholders and liability: The liability of a member is limited to the face value of the shares he owns
Setting Up a Company Pakistan South Asia
Procedures (number) 5.0 7.1
Time (days) 16.5 14.6

Source: Doing Business, 2016

 
Business Setup Procedures
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Pakistan.
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