In order to facilitate, fast-track and protect foreign investments, the Government of Pakistan has established a high-level oversight committee, known as the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC). The SIFC is headed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan and includes all federal and provincial Ministers, Secretaries as well as high level representation from the armed forces of Pakistan.
The Council is primarily geared towards facilitating government level, large-scale investments in the lucrative sectors of Mining and Minerals, Energy, Agriculture, livestock, IT and defense production. These sectors carry immense potential of profitability and development on win-win basis. The Government of Pakistan is open to investments in these sectors from governments of all countries in the region and beyond. Such investment will be prioritized, fast-tracked and facilitated under the supervision of SIFC at the Prime Minister’s office.
In order to enhance coordination with the SIFC Secretariat, Ministries, Pakistan Missions Abroad, Resident Missions in Islamabad and the private sector, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has established a dedicated SIFC & Economic Diplomacy Division. The Division is focused on supporting the Government’s initiatives and efforts towards trade promotion, investment promotion, exploring workforce opportunities and training, tourism promotion and economic coordination.