Pakistan Payroll Services

At Bradford Jacobs, we navigate the administration of the Pakistani payroll system for you. We do the work, so you do not have to.

Pakistani Payroll

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is the third largest economy in South Asia – behind India and Bangladesh – occupies a huge landmass and has the world’s fifth largest population of around 235 million. The services sector is the largest component of the economy ahead of agriculture, with manufacturing the main focus of government policies to diversify the country’s industrial base.

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Key areas are textiles, which employ around 40% of the population, iron and steel, the automotive sector, leather products, electronics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and the mining and processing of non-metallic minerals. The government has introduced economic free zones and Foreign Direct Investment incentives for some of these sectors as well as for alternative and renewable energy and electric vehicles.

International companies planning to increase their international profile by expanding operations into Pakistan to maximise this potential face a major commitment if they also intend running the payroll for their company and employees. They must comply with every aspect of multiple employment laws, and this is not straightforward in Pakistan as they apply at federal and provincial level.

Bradford Jacobs’ Professional Employer Organisation (PEO) and Employer of Record (EOR) platforms and networks provide complete answers to every question your company will encounter before you move into the economy, especially when it comes to operating payroll.

  • Remote payroll – This option allows businesses to operate under a single payroll system, by adding employees in Pakistan to your parent company’s payroll. However, these employees must operate under different regulations, which is likely to cause problems.
  • Internal payroll – You may operate payroll for your subsidiary, especially if you are committed to growing your company’s presence in Pakistan. However, this does require hiring dedicated HR staff who understand Pakistani employment and compliance laws.
  • Pakistans’ payroll processing company – If you are considering outsourcing, then working with a Pakistani payroll company will help in processing your payroll – but not when it comes to compliance.
  • Pakistans’ payroll outsourcing – However, there is another option available that solves both concerns – by working with Bradford Jacobs. We can handle payroll and compliance for all your employees in Pakistan. We take the administrative stress off your shoulders so you can focus on what you do best.

Foreign companies intending to move their operations into Pakistan must establish a subsidiary to legally hire staff and run their payroll. The usual choice is to open a limited liability company, which operates in accordance with the Companies Ordinance (1984).

Registration and incorporation are through the Board of Investment (BOI) and the Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).Once established, procedures for onboarding employees in Pakistan generally include the following, although requirements can vary between the provinces.

  • Verify the individual’s 13-digit Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC), which is issued by the National Database and Registration Authority
  • Take the employees Form IT-3, their tax return form, to register them with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)
  • Companies must register employees with the Employees’ Old-Age Benefit Institution (EOBI), unless the company is classified a micro or small business. Registration can be completed online

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