While the total number of workers was difficult to find, a study quoted that around 35000 people, including 20,000 women from nearby areas, work in KEPZ.
Table 1 shows a comparison of wages of women workers in industrial sector and KEPZ.
Since the establishment of KEPZ, there appears to be no study in Pakistan, highlighting the performance and evaluation of KEPZ in terms of its achievements and contribution in the economy as well as problems being faced by the firms operating over there.
The establishment of KEPZ can be considered as one of the tools to offset the phenomenon of anti-export bias inherent in Pakistan's trade policies based on the ISI strategy.
Hassan gave detail presentation on performance of KEPZ and infrastructure available at KEPZ.
He informed that new industries are coming in KEPZ due to available infrastructure, Zone holds great potential for attracting foreign and local investment due to facilities provided by the zone and its unique location being adjacent to the port having most modern shipping facilities, we provide best available infrastructure, road network, peace, security and other utility services through one window operation and industrial land at a very cheap rates to industrialists-and in return-expect them to invest more in zone, create employment, give a boost to export and bring foreign exchange.
Import permits and export authorisations are issued within 24 hours by KEPZ
units are producing a vide range of products consisting of readymade garments, electronics, leather garments, watches, etc.
In addition to the many incentives already mentioned, the KEPZ
legal and administrative framework offers the investors a very liberal investment climate.
provides all facilities and services under one window.
KARACHI, November 20, 2009 (Balochistan Times): The Investors of Karachi Export Processing Zone (KEPZ
) have unanimously elected Younus Shaikh as Patron in Chief and Siddiq Umer as Chairman of KEPZ
The company has factories in Karachi, KEPZ
, Sri Lanka and Sharjah and a workforce of over 10,000.