Investment Policy-2013 and FDI Strategy 2013-17 focus on curtaling the cost of doing bussiness to enchance Pakistan´s international competiveness in attracting, starting and long-term continuation of bussiness, industrial, and financial operations, cutting down the red tape, procedures and processes. It proposees liberalization of economy with emphasis on investors facilitation, investment protection, removing regulatory impediments, public-private partnership and coordination amongst stakeholders. It also covers the idea of linking trade industrial and monetary policies for greater convergence and to facilitate market entry of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
Foreign investors operate in the Pakistani economy alongside with domestic investors. The Investment Policy offers equal treatment to both local and foreign investors. Efforts towards improving the investment climate in Pakistan (“policy advocacy”) are hence envisaged to stimulate both domestic and foreign investment in Pakistan while offering the level playing fields. In the same vein, sector strategies aiming at developing focal sectors are being started with a view to energizing domestic and foreing private investments in these sectors.