Includes license requirements for key professional services that are open to U.S. service providers.
- Foreign engineering consulting companies are not allowed to operate in Pakistan without registration with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
- Foreign banks and financial institutions must file an application with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Economic Coordination Committee to commence operations in Pakistan. In addition, these institutions must strictly comply with SBP regulations including minimum capital reserves, remittance of funds, and corporate/consumer financing products.
- For telecommunication services, all foreign companies must get requisite licensing approvals and clearances from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) before commencing their operations.