Doing Business in Pakistan

This mini-series is an informative section for those proponents who want to start a formal business in Pakistan. Here we explore different topics regarding the company formation process such as getting registered with the Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and opening a corporate bank account.

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Click on any of the below articles to get informed on some of process involved with company formation. These articles have been written based on experience and successful completion of the process they concern.

  • New Restaurants to try in Lahore
    If you are done with eating the same food over and over again, its time you try some new places. In this short post we note some new relatively new restaurants that have opened up around Lahore and are actually good. Click here to look at a overly attached goat. Smash This burger joint started …
  • How to Incorporate a company in Pakistan
    Incorporating a Company in Pakistan is a simple method for formalizing your business and availing tax benefits and other services. Once your business is part of the formal economy, it becomes more trustworthy, gets access to more opportunities, and grows much faster. In this article we go over some basic requirements and steps for incorporating …
  • How to obtain Paid Up Capital Certificate Pakistan
    The Paid Up Capital Certificate is one the fundamental documents that the Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) requires for verifying that your newly incorporated company is active and all its declared Capital is true. Sometimes, people can claim to have a company worth 1 billion rupees but only have 1 thousand rupees in its …
  • How to open business or corporate account in Pakistan
    In order to open a business or corporate account in Pakistan, you must first have a corporation registered with the Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). First you should select which Bank you want to keep your account in. In Pakistan there are several options, most of them being private commercial banks and not government …
  • Modes of payment for SECP
    There are three main modes of payment for getting things done online with the Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). Here we give a brief overview of the different payment methods for SECP so that you can decide the most convenient method for yourself. Credit Card This is the most preferred method of payment as …
  • Certified True Copy SECP
    During the course of your company formation and growth, you will often require Certified True Copies of your SECP registered Company Documents. You will need these for a variety of reasons, such as obtaining a corporate bank account, a paid up capital certificate, or registering with a regulatory body such as the Chamber of Commerce …