Besides infrastructure, Pakistan must also seek capital for export industries
The inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Pakistan, primarily a consequence of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has increased significantly over the past couple of years.
Pakistan received net FDI of $795.4 million in the power sector in FY17, followed by $493 million in the food industry and $467.7 million in the construction industry.
The power sector remained the highest recipient in both FY16 and FY17. The net inflow into financial business was reported at $64.3 million, communications at $28.6 million and oil and gas exploration at $157.6 million in FY17.
Published in The Express Tribune, 28th August, 2017.