Starting a Business

Barriers to starting a business can significantly and negatively impact business density. The fewer the procedures required to start a business, the greater the number of registered firms.Single interfaces for business start-up not only save time and money, they also make procedural requirements more transparent and easier to access.

The Sindh Business Registration Portal, launched on Feb 20, 2019, is a landmark in the province’s Ease of Doing Business drive by way of interfacing several provincial departments or agencies in the province. The Portal would ensure businesses registration swiftly by providing
access to a slew of online services, cutting down the cost, time and effort of visiting multiple government departments for the purpose.

The Government of Sindh, and in turn the Department of Investment Sindh, have led the way and paved the path for this milestone.

Entrepreneurs can register their business with four provincial departments at this portal. These are:

Labour & HR Department – Shops & Establishments

Industries Department – Partnership Firms

Sindh Employees Social Security Institution (SESSI)

Excise & Taxation

Business Registration Portal

The Portal will also help develop links between 4 provincial departments –
Industries, Sindh Employees’ Social Security Institution (SESSI), Labour & HR and Excise & Taxation and federal departments (NADRA & SECP) for smoother and swifter business registration. For this purpose relevant DB agencies in Sindh (SESSI, Labour, and Industries) have been trained.

In pipeline through this year are plans for Public Facilitation Desks, to be opened at the Labour & HR Department, the Industries Departments, the Investment Department and KCCI.