Competitive Advantages

Karachi - Financial Capital of Pakistan

Karachi being the financial and commercial capital of Pakistan and capital of Sindh, is a vital entreport and the country’s largest metropolis. It contributes the largest share to Pakistan’s revenue collection

  • Nucleus of Headquarters of major Banks, Financial Institutions & Business Houses
  • Pakistan Stock Exchange is the biggest and most liquid exchange. As of Feb. 23 2018, 559 companies were listed with a market capitalization of $ 84 billion
    Strategic Location as a Regional Hub
  • Karachi is a potential gateway to the Central Asian Republics. It also provides strong and long-standing links with China, Middle East and South Asia
  • Comprehensive duty-free facilities for investors
    Coastline – 350 KMs
  • Sindh has a 350-km long coastline with a large potential for coastal tourism and aqua-culture
  • There are two all-weather ports; Karachi Port and Port Qasim. Both the ports have Multipurpose Terminal, Container Terminal, Liquid Chemical Terminal, Oil Terminal, Bulk Cargo Terminals, Oil Piers, Ship Repair Jetties and Shipyard & Engineering Facility

Regional Power House of the Future

  • Sindh is on the path to become the major contributor for energy for the country. Sindh endowed with the potential to generate a healthy mix of energy sources. Sindh’s wind corridor has an exploitable potential to generate 50,000 MW of electricity
  • Thar Coal – one of the largest coal reserve in the world having a total reserve of 185 billion Tons, with the potential for 200,000 MW for 300 Years, which can produce enough electricity to power the whole of Pakistan
  • Sindh with high solar radiation, has the significant potential for generating solar energy
  • Sindh produces 56% of Oil and 71% gas production of Pakistan

Wide Network of Industrial Estates

  • Sindh government has established a wide network of Industrial Estates, to promote industrialization and create attractive conditions for industrialists in Sukkur, Benazirabad, Nooriabad, Hyderabad, Kotri & Karachi
  • State-of-the-art National Industrial Parks (Bin Qasim & Korangi Industrial Parks)
  • Port Qasim Industrial Area – unique in character having 12,200 acres of land above high water mark for development of industries / commercial complexes
  • Karachi Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) – ideally located in close proximity to the Gulf, the Middle East and African markets, with good prospects for the markets of EEC & USA


  • Modern International Airport in Karachi, and Three domestic airports in Benazirabad, Sukkur and Larkana
  • Air strips at several locations to ensure accessibility for development and transportation

Large Agricultural, Natural Resources & Industrial baseLarge Agricultural, Natural Resources & Industrial base

  • Sindh is the second largest province of Pakistan on the basis of its contribution to agricultural produce of the country. It contributes 23% of country’s production in agriculture. It has tremendous potential for investment particularly in value addition and foreign trade
  • 34% of Total Large-Scale Manufacturing (LSM) units are in Sindh
  • Year-round crop production of wheat, cotton, rice, sugarcane, fruits and vegetables
  • Huge mineral reserves of coal, granite, silica sand, alum, limestone, salt, gypsum, etc.

Human Resource

  • Trained, Educated and Competitive Human Resources
  • Internationally Compatible Workforce
  • Sindh comprises of 50% of the labor force of Pakistan

Large and Growing Domestic Market

  • Around 40 million consumers with increasing incomes
  • An emerging middle-class with growing consumption habit

Well-Established Infrastructure and Legal System

  • Well-established and business-friendly Infrastructure and Legal System
  • Sophisticated telecommunications and IT infrastructure
  • Comprehensive road and rail network