Remote’s guide to employing in

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Make employment in Pakistan easy. Let us handle payroll, benefits, taxes, compliance, and even stock options for your team in Pakistan, all in one easy-to-use platform.

Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor Management
  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Pakistani rupee (₨., PKR)

  • Languages

    Urdu, English, and Punjabi

  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor Management

Facts & Stats

  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Pakistani rupee (₨., PKR)

  • Languages

    Urdu, English and Punjabi

  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business


  • Cost of living index

    21.59 (2021)

  • Payroll frequency


  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate

    1.0% (2019)

Pakistan has been inhabited by ancient cultures since the Neolithic age and has been prominent with world-shaping civilizations and empires like the Achaemenids, Seleucids, Mauryan, and the British.

In modern times, the world’s fifth-largest nation is home to the second-largest Muslim population and has recorded strong performance in agriculture, mining, textiles, and professional services. This powerhouse of East Asia boasts an equally robust tourism industry that draws 6+ million visitors from around the globe to sample the delicious cuisine, bustling markets, and rugged landscapes.

Pakistan is a cricket-obsessed country, highlighted by the recent reign of the nation’s former captain Imran Khan who became the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan, leading from 2018 to 2022.

Grow your team in Pakistan with Remote

To employ Pakistani talent, companies must own a local legal entity in Pakistan or work with a global employment solution provider like Remote. Managing payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance in Pakistan can get complicated, especially without established local relationships.

Remote’s EOR services make it easy for your company to employ and pay workers in Pakistan quickly, efficiently, and in full compliance with all applicable labour laws. We take on the responsibility of employing and paying your team so you can focus on hiring great talent and growing your business.

Risks of misclassification

Pakistan, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Pakistan may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Employing in Pakistan

Provisions for employee protections and workers’ rights are spelled out in the Pakistani Constitution as well as across several government statutes, such as the Industrial and Commercial Employment Ordinance of 1968, and the Industrial Relations Ordinance of 2002.

Employees in Pakistan generally enjoy protection against discrimination based on age and race.

Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include the minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off. Remote can help you offer a complete, competitive, and compliant benefits package to your employees in Pakistan.

Minimum wage

The monthly minimum wage in Pakistan is fixed at PKR 32,000.

Payroll cycle

Wages can be paid as frequently as possible but must be disbursed at least once a month.

For customers of Remote, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly instalments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Pakistan fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 10 working days.

Our team ensures your team members are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

15 Public holidays

Monday, 05 February 20241Kashmir Solidarity Day (Kashmir Solidarity Day)
Saturday, 23 March 20242Pakistan Day (Pakistan Day)
Wednesday, 10 April 20243Festival of Breaking the Fast (Festival of Breaking the Fast)
Thursday, 11 April 20244Day after the Festival of Breaking the Fast (Day after the Festival of Breaking the Fast)
Friday, 12 April 20245Third Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast (Third Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast)
Wednesday, 01 May 20246Labour Day (Labour Day)
Monday, 17 June 20247Feast of the Sacrifice (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Tuesday, 18 June 20248Second Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice (Second Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice)
Wednesday, 19 June 20249Third Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice (Third Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice)
Tuesday, 16 July 202410Ashura (Ashura)
Wednesday, 17 July 202411Day after Ashura (Day after Ashura)
Wednesday, 14 August 202412Independence Day (Independence Day)
Monday, 16 September 202413Birth of the Prophet (Birth of the Prophet)
Saturday, 09 November 202414Iqbal Day (Iqbal Day)
Wednesday, 25 December 202415Quaid-e-Azam Day (Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhhamad Ali Jinnah)

Competitive benefits package in Pakistan

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practising “fair equity,” which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

Our benefits packages in Pakistan are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Fair Pricing in Pakistan

Employer of Record

Hire and pay your global team

Starting at $599/month

for annual plans

Top features

  • Satisfaction guaranteed

  • No deposits or hidden fees

  • Zero onboarding or offboarding fees

  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

  • Built-in security and compliance

  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localised benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors


per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localised contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Global Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll


per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralising payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labour authority reporting handled for you


Manage all of your employees in one place


Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app