We welcome all innovative & technology enterprises:
Tax on profits & gains, income tax, turnover tax, withholding tax, capital gains tax, income tax & withholding tax on dividend income.
Exemption from Customs Duty on all Capital Goods under Customs Act 1969.
For any venture capital fund (whether local or foreign) derived from investments in the Zone Enterprises.
Subject to the Capital and Provincial Development Authorities.
Subject to Federal and Provincial Tax Collection Authorities.
Zone Enterprise will be evaluated based on their contributions to Pakistan’s technology sector, with factors, such as R&D, local job creation, technology
transfer, human capital development, exports growth, import substitutions, technology development, and other relevant areas. For a more detailed
framework, please refer to STZA (Qualifications and Approval) Rules, 2021 ANNEXURE IV and Guidelines for Zone Enterprises.
The term refers to any public, private, or public-private Person developing, operating and managing a technological enterprise within the zone and licensed as such by the Authority. A Zone Enterprise is the main customer of the Special Technology Zone.
Zone Enterprises will be evaluated based on their contributions to Pakistan’s technology sector, with factors such as R&D, local job creation, technology transfer, human capital development, exports growth, import-substitution, technology development and other relevant areas. For a more detailed
framework, please refer to STZA (Qualification and Approval) Rules, 2021.
Interested Zone Enterprises will be required to apply, along with supporting documentation, which is detailed in the Guidelines for Zone Enterprises.
Zone Enterprises are required to pay an initial Application Fee. Other applicable fees and charges may include land lease schedule of charges, rent, annual license fee, development fee, and management fee, which will be notified by the Authority in due course and updated on the website and the Guidelines for Zone Enterprises.
The Annual License Fee for Zone Enterprises will be published by STZA in due course.
The license duration for a Zone Enterprise is thirty years, while the duration for the incentives is minimum 10 years, a longer license term may be granted on a case-to-case basis. STZA has the power to issue additional incentives for zone enterprises as may be required.
The STZA One Window Facility will provide a single physical and digital interface for government affairs and infrastructure-related service provision for investors in a Zone. The One Window Facility will comprise relevant entities of Federal, Provincial or Local Governments, for the facilitation of the zone developers and zone enterprises.
Each Province will create a Provincial One Window Sub-Committee to conduct a preliminary assessment of applications and documentation, and facilitation and coordination with provincial government entities for Zone Developers and Zone Enterprises.