Case to make FDI stay in Pakistan


LAHORE: China and the United Kingdom have displaced the United States and the Gulf as Pakistan’s largest sources of foreign direct investments. As work on the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor picks up, some commentators are anticipating an unprecedented surge in such investments.

Foreign investments come to Pakistan in two forms: direct investments (FDI) and portfolio investments (FPI). Direct investments are so called because the foreign investor is actively involved in the management of the domestic concern.