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Employer of Record (EOR) in Pakistan

What you'll learn

  • Country Introduction
  • Tax Breakdown for Employers
  • Statutory Leave Laws
  • Minimum Wage and Working Hours
  • Termination Process
  • Additional Information
Pakistan Introduction

Pakistan is a country in south Asia bordered by India, Afghanistan, Iran, and China. It is the world’s 5th most-populous country with the 2nd-largest Muslim population on the globe. Pakistan is the site of many ancient cultures, and has a diverse climate and geography. While it is considered to be a developing country, it has a high potential to become one of the world's largest economies in the 21st century.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Pregnant employees are entitled to 18 weeks of paid maternity leave, as long as they have made healthcare contributions for the 6 months prior to the delivery. Fathers can receive 1 month of leave for the births of their first 3 children.

Sick Leave

Employees can take up to 24 days of sick leave, with 16 days being fully paid. The remaining 8 days are paid at a rate equal to 50% of the normal wages.

Paid Leave

Pakistan has 17 public holidays, and employees are entitled to 14 calendar days of paid time off each year, after completing 1 year at their company. This leave must be taken in its entirety. Employees can also receive Iddat leave.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

The monthly minimum wage in Pakistan is around PKR 25,000 per month, and a standard workweek is 40 hours at 8 hours per day. Payment for overtime work is mandatory, and usually paid at between 200%-300% of the regular rate.

Termination Process

Process

Employment contracts can be terminated as long as there is written notice provided with a  reasonable justification.

Notice Period

The standard notice for terminations is 1 month, and payment can be given in lieu of notice.

Severance Pay

Employees who have been terminated for any reason other than misconduct are entitled to severance payments, usually equal to 1 month of wages for each year worked with an employer.

Additional Information

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OVERVIEW
Language(s):
Urdu, English
Currency:
Pakistani Rupee (PKR)
Capital City:
Islamabad
Population:
230 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
137th
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
17%
Employer TaxES
5%
(estimated)

★  5% - Pension Fund

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1

Remote candidate

You've sourced a full-time employee or contractor located in a country where your company is not incorporated.

2

Cost Calculation

Pass us the details of your candidate and we will let you know exactly what it costs to employ your candidate in that country.

3

Onboarding & Admin

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How Remofirst employs in Pakistan

It can be prohibitively expensive to establish an entity in every country you want to hire talent in, so Remofirst will hire and pay your employee on your behalf while you manage their daily duties. Remofirst will handle formal HR procedures and employment contracts that adhere to local laws, so that you can simply approve invoices via our platform. When you work with an Employer of Record (EOR) you can compliantly hire the best employees around the world.

How employees in Pakistan get paid
Your employee's hours, time off, holidays, bonuses, and commissions are automatically calculated into payroll. Remofirst will invoice you in either US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), Canadian Dollars (CAD), or Singapore Dollars (SGD) around the 15th of each month to make sure your employees in Pakistan are paid on time in Pakistani Rupee (PKR). To make it even easier, you can summarize your entire global team's salaries to aggregate them into one payment (instead of many individual payments).
Full-time Employees vs Global Contractors

Unlike full-time employees, contractors work on projects with multiple companies at a given time and are technically self-employed. Full-time employees are solely focused on their employer and usually receive benefits (such as health insurance, equity or stock options, and time off) as an additional form of compensation. While it can be cheaper to work with international contractors instead of paying benefits to a full-time employee, you run the risk of misclassification. It's recommended to work with an EOR for contractor onboarding and payments, so you can know that your international contractors are paid compliantly and on time.

Dependable support for employees
Whenever the employee or employer has a question about benefits, Visas, or anything else related to international employment in Pakistan, they can use our platform's chat function to get answers from our team of experts. Every client of Remofirst also receives a dedicated account manager that will serve as a point of contact for global HR support.