The MNcs and Local Companies have been quite successful in Pakistan. They are present in almost every sector of the Pakistan’s economy, especially in the consumer durable market and Oil & Gas sector. Oil & Gas sector like like Shell, BP, Caltex and Total are making good profits. Korean companies LG and Samsung have become market leaders in electronic goods. The entire soft drink market of Pakistan is being monopolised by US Multinationals Pepsi and Coke. Further to this, brands like Unilever and P&G have dominated the Pakistani market in terms of FMCG. Currently there are 600 companies operational in Pakistan out of which 170 are MNC’s. The Multinational Companies (MNCs), operating in Pakistan, repatriated over $729.5 million to their home countries during FY2008-09. According to the sector-wise break-up on repatriation of profits and dividends by the foreign companies, compiled by SBP, food, beverages, oil and gas exploration, petroleum refining, electrical machinery and fertilizer sectors registered moderate increase in repatriation of profit and dividends during the last few years. According to a survey conducted recently, an investment of Rs. 93 Billion (US$ 1.09 Billion) is already planned by Multinational Companies in/for the country.
Together with the MNC’s, Local companies in Pakistan are doing remarkably well and have shown tremendous growth despite of the economic turmoil. This shows the vast potential that lies ahead for both the MNC’s and Local Companies in Pakistan.
Sindh, in this regards, is complemented by almost all companies operational in Pakistan. With Karachi Stock Exchange in Sindh, one of the best exchange markets in the world, businesses seek to start their roots from Karachi. Below is the list of major companies operating from Karachi: