Pakistan - Emerging Tech Destination

Demographics

Internet Penetration

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IT Industry

Economic Outlook

Human Capital

Startup Ecosystem

Special Technology Zones Authority

The STZA was established to boost Pakistan’s Knowledge Economy through the development of a technology ecosystem by leveraging the Triple Helix Model of Innovation.

Skilled Workforce

Educated and highly skilled population to create and share knowledge.

Connectivity Infrastructure

Effective digital connectivity to process and disseminate information.

Regulatory Support

Economic incentives and institutional regime that encourages entrepreneurship & innovation. 

Innovation Networks

Research centers, universities, tech enterprises, and other communities committed to creating new knowledge.

Triple Helix Model of Innovation

Disruptive innovation is enabled by a collaboration of Academia, Industry and Government.

License Types

Zone Enterprise

Zone Enterprises are companies licensed to operate inside the Special Technology Zones and are mandated to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, R&D and create tech jobs.

Zone Developer

Zone Developers are licensed companies responsible for developing, operating, and managing infrastructure inside a Special Technology Zone.

*Incentives

*Fiscal

*Exemptions are valid for the period of 10 years from the date of issuance of license.

*Incentives as provided under the Special Technology Zones Authority Act, 2021.

Monetary

Ecosystem

*Incentives

*Incentives

INCENTIVES TAX & DUTIES ECOSYSTEM FOREX

TAX AND DUTIES

Exemption of Profit and Gains under the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

Exemption from Minimum Tax under the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.

Exemption of income tax on dividends & long-term capital gains of Venture Capital Funds from their investments in Zone Enterprises.

Exemption from all taxes & duties on import of capital goods (including withholding tax, sales tax & custom duties).

ECOSYSTEM

Human Capital Development

Job Creation

Research & Development

Accelerated Economic Growth

FOREX

Eligible for opening of Special Foreign Currency Accounts under SBP Regulations.

Special Foreign Currency Accounts can be fed with any proceeds from abroad without the requirement of conversion to PKR.

All legitimate payments abroad allowed from the funds available in the Special Foreign Currency Accounts, without any limitation or approval from State Bank of Pakistan.

Local payments from the Special Forex accounts allowed in PKR.

*Exemptions are valid for the period of 10 years from the date of issuance of license

Technology Zones across Pakistan

Strategic Alliances & partnerships

Latest News

#ZoneEnterprises are any & all innovative entities that have a foundational purpose of contributing to the holistic #technology landscape of Pakistan. Apply for a Zone Enterprise License at: https://buff.ly/3D4rONP

#STZA facilitates a number of innovative #tech entities to drive the knowledge ecosystem within Special Technology Zones. Learn more at: https://buff.ly/3xTjfmj

#STZA offers a technologically diverse platform to enable the growth & nurturing of the ecosystem. STZA notifies the following categories for the development of #STZs. Learn more at: https://buff.ly/3xTjfmj

#STZA lives by six core functional areas at the heart of its ethos. We believe in upskilling our future workforce by providing them incentives, avenues and facilitation for a prosperous tech-empowered Pakistan. Learn more at: https://buff.ly/3xTjfmj

#STZA grants two types of Licenses to entities operating in Special Technology Zones (STZs) namely, Zone Enterprise & Zone Developer License. Learn more at: https://www.stza.gov.pk/

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#ZoneEnterprises are any & all innovative entities that have a foundational purpose of contributing to the holistic #technology landscape of Pakistan. Apply for a Zone Enterprise License at: https://buff.ly/3D4rONP

#STZA facilitates a number of innovative #tech entities to drive the knowledge ecosystem within Special Technology Zones. Learn more at: https://buff.ly/3xTjfmj

#STZA offers a technologically diverse platform to enable the growth & nurturing of the ecosystem. STZA notifies the following categories for the development of #STZs. Learn more at: https://buff.ly/3xTjfmj

#STZA lives by six core functional areas at the heart of its ethos. We believe in upskilling our future workforce by providing them incentives, avenues and facilitation for a prosperous tech-empowered Pakistan. Learn more at: https://buff.ly/3xTjfmj

#STZA grants two types of Licenses to entities operating in Special Technology Zones (STZs) namely, Zone Enterprise & Zone Developer License. Learn more at: https://www.stza.gov.pk/

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