The World Bank has just published the report, “Doing Business in Pakistan 2010”, which compares the regulatory environment for business in 13 Pakistani cities. The report focuses on six stages in the life of a small to mid-seized domestic enterprise: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property, paying taxes, enforcing contracts and trading across borders.
To provide a more representative map of the ease of doing business across the country, cities are compared against each other and with over 180 economies around the world. The study concludes that if a city in Pakistan were to adopt all the best practices that already exist in the six areas covered by the report, it world rank 69th out of 183 economies.
The report is available on the web.