Pakistan - the land of numerous unexplored opportunities has recently earned a good name in the international market for being a vibrant and progressive developing country in the world. The Government of Pakistan has adopted a liberal investment policy to attract maximum foreign investment, where foreign investors can hold up to 100% equity in several economic sectors. As a result, the foreign direct investment in the Country has increased substantially over the past few years, thus differentiating Pakistan from many other countries of the region. Also, the vital indicators of Pakistan's economy have shown extra-ordinary improvement such as enhanced GDP and GNP, increased foreign exchange reserves, stable Pakistani currency and improved balance of payments. Per capita income has crossed US$ 1513 and is further rising progressively.
Pakistan's economy is gaining more strength with each passing year, underpinned by a buoyant private sector. The world is witnessing the real GDP of Pakistan maintaining a steady growth at one of the fastest rates in the history of the Country and among the highest in the economies of the world. The international trade is increasing owing to revolutionary changes in tariff structures, better international relations and growing domestic demands, both at the industrial as well as consumer levels. The foreign exchange reserves are maintained at a respectable level. Major investments are underway in Plastic, Packaging, Paper & Print Sector, Engineering & Automobile manufacturing sector, ports and communication infrastructure, telecommunication, information technologies, developing newer sources of energy and power generation etc, to meet the increasing demands. Plastic, Packaging, Paper & Print Asia ventures to import strength to the Plastic Industry of Pakistan.
Paper industry of Pakistan is an important industry and serves primarily the domestic market. This sector involves process innovation and due to this companies need to improve their technologies in manufacturing process as well as product innovation. In Pakistan, companies of Paper and Board Mills are continuously improving their products by spending huge amount. The increase in demand for paper and paperboard products world over is obvious from the drastic increase in the production of paper and paperboard products globally. Despite of current challenges faced by the country it's a renowned fact of pulp and paper industry in Pakistan has huge potential to develop.