In month of July, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) had registered 1,525 new companies.
Around 71 percent companies were registered as private limited companies, while around 25 percent were registered as single member companies.
As compared to last financial year, it represents a growth of 41 percent raising the number of total registered companies to 102,864.
Four percent were registered as public unlisted companies, not for profit associations, foreign companies and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP).
The SECP has also upgraded its browser’s compatibility and now in addition to internet Explorer, other browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and microsoft Edge, Safari and Opera can be used for name reservation and company incorporation process.
The trading sector took the lead and 266 new companies are registered in this sector, construction with 186, Information technology with 183, services sector with 177, tourism with 69, real estate development with 59.
Food and beverages with 56, engineering with 44, education with 43, marketing and advertisement with 40.
The companies registered in textile with 39, corporate agricultural farming with 36, pharmaceutical with 30, healthcare with 29, transport with 28, chemical with 27, mining and quarrying with 24.
The companies registered including communication with 21, auto and allied with 18, fuel and energy with 16, logging with 14, broadcasting and telecasting with 12, paper & board, and power generation with 11 each and 86 companies were registered in other sectors.
Foreign investment has been reported in 58 new companies. These companies have foreign investors from, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Korea South, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sweden,, Turkey, UAE, UK and US.
The highest numbers of companies, like 603 were registered in Company Registration Office-Islamabad, followed by 378 and 283 companies registered in Lahore and Karachi respectively.
In Peshawar 100, Multan 76, Faisalabad 7641, Gilgit-Baltistan 27, Quetta 10, and Sukkur 7 companies registered.
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17 November, 2019