Pakistan is a lower middle income country facing a range of political, social and economic problems. Its GNI per capita increased from 600 US $ in 2005 to 1120 US $ in 2011.
The business environment has worsened with Pakistan's WB Doing Business rating dropping from 60th place in 2005 to 105th place in 2012 : e.g. the time needed to enforce a contract has increased from 395 days in 2005 to 976 days in 2012.
Pakistan’s employers’ national and international interests are being represented by the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP), member of the International Organisation of Employers.