Company registration rises to 180,996: SEC Pakistan

Company registration rises to 180,996: SEC Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has said that total company registration has increased to 180,996 by end of October 2022.

According to a statement the SECP registered 2,361 new companies in October 2022. “This shows an increase of 17 per cent as compared to corresponding period last month. The total number of registered companies now stands at 180,966,” the SECP added.

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Foreign investment has been reported in 77 new companies. These companies have foreign investors from Afghanistan, Austria, Australia, Bangladesh, China, Denmark, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Korea (South), Lebanon, Lithuania, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Yemen, Tunisia, Turkey, the UAE, the UK and the US.

Total capitalization (paid-up-capital) with regard to newly incorporated companies for the current month stood Rs3 billion.

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In October, about 60 per cent companies were registered as private limited companies, while 37 per cent were registered as single member companies. About three per cent were registered as public unlisted companies, not profit associations, foreign companies and limited liability partnership (LLP). Nearly 99.8 per cent companies were registered online.

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The real estate development and construction sector took the lead with incorporation of 432, information technology with 355, trading with 279, services with 234, food and beverages with 93, e-commerce with 92, tourism with 84, education with 83, corporate agricultural farming with 72, marketing and advertisement with 56, engineering with 45, power generation with 44 and 814 companies were registered in other sectors.

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As a result of integration of SECP with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) ad various provincial department, 1,969 companies were registered with the FBR for generation of National Tax Number (NTN), 81 companies with Employees Old-age Benefit Institution (EOBI), 47 companies with PESSI/SESSI ad 57 companies with excise and taxation department.