Pakistan: Business freedom

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 Pakistan

Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 48
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2024
 Average 62
 Min - Max 46 - 73
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Pakistan from 1995 to 2024. The average value for Pakistan during that period was 62 points with a minimum of 46 points in 2023 and a maximum of 73 points in 2009. The latest value from 2024 is 48 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 175 countries is 62 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Pakistan - Business freedom - Recent values chart

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Pakistan - Business freedom - historical chart - 1995-2024




The Business Freedom index for Pakistan from The Heritage Foundation measures the ability to start, operate, and close a business. It reflects the overall burden of regulations and the efficiency of the government of Pakistan in the regulatory process.
Definition: The Business freedom index is based on 10 indicators, using data from the World Bank’s Doing Business study: Starting a business-procedures (number), time (days), cost (% of income per capita), and minimum capital (% of income per capita); Obtaining a license—procedures (number), time (days), and cost (% of income per capita); Closing a business—time (years), cost (% of estate), and recovery rate (cents on the dollar).


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 29 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 25 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 11 2024 points
 Business freedom 48 2024 points
 Labor freedom 52 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 63.80 2024 points
 Trade freedom 68 2024 points
 Investment freedom 60 2024 points
 Financial freedom 40 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 50 2024 index points
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