We welcome all innovative & technology enterprises:

Startups

R&D Facilities

Academia

Tech Companies

SMEs

Venture Capital Firms

Tech Corporations

Venture Capital Firms

SMEs

Startups

R&D Facilities

Academia

INCENTIVES

Exemption from all taxes under the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001

Tax on profits & gains, income tax, turnover tax, withholding tax, capital gains tax, income tax & withholding tax on dividend income.

Exemption from Tax on Import of Capital Goods

Exemption from Customs Duty on all Capital Goods under Customs Act 1969.

Dividend Income and Capital Gains

For any venture capital fund (whether local or foreign) derived from investments in the Zone Enterprises.

Exemption from Property Tax

Subject to the Capital and Provincial Development Authorities.

Exemption from Sales Tax under the Sales Tax Act, 1990

Subject to Federal and Provincial Tax Collection Authorities.

Special Forex Currency Account

Fully Repatriable Investment, Profits and Dividends

Overseas payments permitted without any constraints

Ease of Opening and Maintaining Forex Accounts

WHO CAN APPLY

Startup

Employees: 1-20
Revenue: PKR 500 Mn

SMEs

Employees: 21-250
Revenue: PKR 500-1000 Mn

Large Enterprise

Employees: 251-1000
Revenue: PKR 1-16 Bn

Anchor Enterprise

Employees: 1000+
Revenue: PKR 16 Bn

Eligibility Criteria

Zone Enterprise will be evaluated based on their contributions to Pakistan’s technology sector, with factors, such as R&D, local job creation, technology
transfer, human capital development, exports growth, import substitutions, technology development, and other relevant areas. For a more detailed
framework, please refer to STZA (Qualifications and Approval) Rules, 2021 ANNEXURE IV and Guidelines for Zone Enterprises.

FAQs

The term refers to any public, private, or public-private Person developing, operating and managing a technological enterprise within the zone and licensed as such by the Authority. A Zone Enterprise is the main customer of the Special Technology Zone.

Zone Enterprises will be evaluated based on their contributions to Pakistan’s technology sector, with factors such as R&D, local job creation, technology transfer, human capital development, exports growth, import-substitution, technology development and other relevant areas. For a more detailed
framework, please refer to STZA (Qualification and Approval) Rules, 2021.

Interested Zone Enterprises will be required to apply, along with supporting documentation, which is detailed in the Guidelines for Zone Enterprises.

Zone Enterprises are required to pay an initial Application Fee. Other applicable fees and charges may include land lease schedule of charges, rent, annual license fee, development fee, and management fee, which will be notified by the Authority in due course and updated on the website and the Guidelines for Zone Enterprises.

The Annual License Fee for Zone Enterprises will be published by STZA in due course.

The license duration for a Zone Enterprise is thirty years, while the duration for the incentives is minimum 10 years, a longer license term may be granted on a case-to-case basis. STZA has the power to issue additional incentives for zone enterprises as may be required.

The STZA One Window Facility will provide a single physical and digital interface for government affairs and infrastructure-related service provision for investors in a Zone. The One Window Facility will comprise relevant entities of Federal, Provincial or Local Governments, for the facilitation of the zone developers and zone enterprises.

Each Province will create a Provincial One Window Sub-Committee to conduct a preliminary assessment of applications and documentation, and facilitation and coordination with provincial government entities for Zone Developers and Zone Enterprises.

APPLY NOW

Get your license today to contribute towards the technological growth of Pakistan.

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