We welcome all innovative & technology enterprises & developers:

New and emerging technologies

Science and/or Technology Institutions

Science Cities and Technopolis

Technology Startups, SMEs, Incubators and Accelerators

High-Tech Electric and Electronics Production Industry

Research and Development Centers and / or Clusters

Technology related Business Process Outsourcing Centers and Global Service Centers

Technology investments related to venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, and financial institution

Information Technology and Communication Technology Industry

New and emerging technologies

Science and/or Technology Institutions

Science Cities and Technopolis

Technology Startups, SMEs, Incubators and Accelerators

Technology Startups, SMEs, Incubators and Accelerators

High-Tech Electric and Electronics Production Industry

Research and Development Centers and / or Clusters

Information Technology and Communication Technology Industry

Technology investments related to venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, and financial institution

Technology related Business Process Outsourcing Centers and Global Service Centers

INCENTIVES

Exemption from all taxes under the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001

Tax on profits & gains, income tax, turnover tax, withholding tax, capital gains tax, income tax & withholding tax on dividend income.

Tax on Import of Capital Goods

Exemption from Customs Duty on all Capital Goods under Customs Act 1969.

Exemption from Property Tax

Subject to the Capital and Provincial Development Authorities.

Exemption from Sales Tax under the Sales Tax Act, 1990

Subject to Federal and Provincial Tax Collection Authorities.

Special Forex Currency Account

Fully Repatriable Investment, Profits and Dividends

Overseas payments permitted without any constraints

Ease of Opening and Maintaining Forex Accounts

Eligibility Criteria

Zone Developers will be evaluated based on their technical and financial proposals. The interested applicants are requested to refer to Annexure I, II,
III, and V of the Special Technology Zones Authority (Qualification and Approval) Rules, 2021 for a detailed overview of the selection criteria and Guidelines
for Zone Developers.

FAQs

● The terms refer to any public, private, or public-private Person responsible for the development, operation or management of the whole, or a part of the Special Technology Zone and licensed by the Authority as such and include a co-zone developer.
● The Zone Developer may lease or rent out its facility to licensed Zone Enterprises. The Zone Developer will be responsible for the supervision of activities in its specified area in the STZ, and monitoring compliance with the relevant agreements, licenses, and the Rules and Regulations notified by the Authority.
● “Person” includes any registered association of persons, consortium, a body corporate formed or incorporated by or under any law in force, company, corporation, society, modaraba, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Government, trust, partnership, or any juridical personality and includes the zone developer and zone enterprise.

Zone Developers will be evaluated based on their technical and financial proposals. The interested applicants are requested to refer to Annexure I, II, III, and V of the Special Technology Zones Authority (Qualification and Approval) Rules, 2021 for a detailed overview of the selection criteria and Guidelines for Zone Developers.

A zone developer can apply for a license based on the following models:(a) Where the Applicant owns a parcel of land equal to or greater than 5 acres;
(b) Where the Applicant owns a partial built-up structure or a complete built-up structure equal to or greater than 250,000 sq. ft.; or
(c) Where the Applicant intends to develop, operate and manage an area of land in one of the STZs notified by STZA in Pakistan. Please note that the minimum area requirements for notified STZs will be specified for each STZ on a case-to-case basis.

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