Hire in Pakistan

Pakistan PEO &

Employer of Record

Hire & manage teams remotely in Pakistan without a local entity. We handle HR compliance, payroll & taxes so you can focus on your business.

Business Language

Urdu, English

Salary Currency

Pakistan Rupee (PKR)

Payroll tax

5% - 35%

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Time zone

UTC +5

Capital city

Islamabad

Hire Employees in Pakistan

NNRoad provides employer of record (EOR)professional employment organization (PEO) services to ensure that your business in Pakistan complies with local labor laws and regulations. We process monthly payroll and act as the Employer of Record, taking on all local employer liabilities.

Hiring with NNRoad

Pay as you go

No set-up or overhead costs to global expansion.

One P.O.C.

One point of contact for all your EOR employees.

Compliance

Ensured compliant contracts and operations.

Fast Hiring

Start working with your remote employees in a week.

Foreigner Visas

NNRoad assists with overseas foreign hires visa needs.

Platform

Access your payroll reports on our portal.

Employer of Record in Pakistan

Employer of Record (EOR) services are for companies who do not have a legal entity in Pakistan, but who want to hire localy. Employment and full liability are outsourced to NNRoad.

01.

Candidate Selection

You interviews & select the candidates you want to hire in Pakistan.

02.

Employee Onboarding

We sign a local labor contract with your employees based in Pakistan.

03.

Compliance & Payroll

We manage monthly payroll, mandatory benefits & all HR compliance in Pakistan.

04.

Payroll Reporting

See all payroll reports on our platform & focus on your business in Pakistan.

Recruiting process outsourcing – including but not limited to resume screening, shortlisting candidates, coordination for interviews, and assistance for salary negotiation.

Hiring and termination of employees/local labor contracts (contract administration – engagement, extension termination and conversion to permanent hire).

On-boarding and off-boarding employees following labor law practice.

Complete payroll solution and benefit administration

Employee management – employee record retaining, time keeping, bonus and allowance management, expense and claims, and leave employee database management accordingly to the local law.

Mandatory insurance compliance (i.e. pension, labor and health insurance) according to the local labor laws.

Payment management (Invoicing customers/clients and vendor payments).

Work VISA application assistance, if needed.

Local individual income tax reporting.

Payroll & PEO in Pakistan

Professional Employment Organization (PEO) services are for companies who have a legal entity in Pakistan, and want to outsource their payroll. Employment liabilities are shared between your organization and NNRoad.

01.

Compliance & Payroll

We manage monthly payroll, mandatory benefits & all HR compliance in Pakistan.

02.

Payroll Reporting

See all payroll reports on our platform & focus on your business in Pakistan.

Registering the necessary company and personnel information for payroll calculation in the payroll software and system

Monthly Payroll Processing

Year-End Adjustment and Annual Declaration

Taxes & Payroll in Pakistan

Employee Income Taxes:

Individual income tax rates in Pakistan are based on progressive tax brackets.

In Pakistan, employee income taxes are imposed by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) under the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001. The tax system is progressive, meaning that individuals with higher incomes are subject to higher tax rates. The tax brackets and rates may vary from year to year as per the government’s budget announcements.

Residents are subject to taxation on their income earned both domestically and internationally. Non-resident individuals, however, are only taxed on income derived from Pakistan, which includes income received or considered received within Pakistan or deemed to have originated or arisen in Pakistan. When it comes to salary, it is deemed as Pakistan-source income if it is connected to employment performed within Pakistan, regardless of where the payment is made.

Individuals are required to file their annual tax returns with the FBR, disclosing their income, deductions, and tax liabilities. The tax year in Pakistan runs from July 1 to June 30. The FBR periodically conducts tax assessments to ensure compliance and may conduct audits if deemed necessary. Employers are required to deduct income tax from their employees’ salaries at the time of payment. This deduction, known as Tax Deduction at Source (TDS), is based on the employee’s annual income and the applicable tax rates.

There are certain tax rebates and deductions available to individuals in Pakistan. These include deductions for medical expenses, charitable donations, education expenses, and contributions to pension funds, among others. The specific deductions and rebates may vary depending on the tax laws and regulations in effect.

Tax Brackets

Income tax slabs following to Budget 2023 – 24

0%: 0PKR – 600,000PKR
2.5%: 600,001PKR – 1,200,000PKR
12.5%: 1,200,001PKR – 2,400,000PKR
22.5%: 2,400,001PKR – 3,600,000PKR
27.5%: 3,600,001PKR – 6,000,000PKR
35%: Over 6,000,000PKR

Sample Calculation

Suppose an individual’s taxable income is PKR 3,000,000

0% tax on the income up to PKR 600,000: 0
2.5% tax on the income between PKR 600,001 and PKR 1,200,000: (1,200,000 – 600,000) * 0.025 = PKR 15,000
12.5% tax on the income between PKR 1,200,001 and PKR 2,400,000: (2,400,000 – 1,200,000) * 0.125 = PKR 150,000
22.5% tax on the income between PKR 2,400,001 and PKR 3,000,000: (3,000,000 – 2,400,000) * 0.225 = PKR 135,000

Total tax = 0 + 15,000 + 150,000 + 135,000 = PKR 300,000

Employer Costs in Pakistan

Employer Contribution

Social Security Contribution – 5%
Employees’ Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) – 1%
Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) – 2%
Employees’ Social Security Institution (ESSI) – varies depending on the nature of the industry
Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) – 10%

Employee Contribution

Social Security Contribution – 4%
Employees’ Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) – 4.5%
Employees’ Social Security Institution (ESSI) – vary depending on the nature of the industry
Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) – 10%

Benefits & Insurance in Pakistan

Pension Fund

While there are statutory pension schemes like the Employees’ Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI), which is mandatory for certain categories of employees, not all employers are required to provide pension funds. Employees may have access to a pension fund or retirement savings scheme provided by their employer. The specific scheme and rules can vary depending on the employer and employment contract.

– Employers may contribute a portion of the employee’s salary to the pension fund on their behalf.
– The pension fund is designed to provide financial support to employees during their retirement years.
– The contribution rate and other details, such as vesting periods and withdrawal rules, are typically outlined in the pension fund policy or the employment contract.

Healthcare Insurance

Healthcare insurance is also not mandatory for all employers in Pakistan. The provision of healthcare insurance as an employee benefit is at the discretion of the employer. Some employers choose to offer healthcare insurance coverage to attract and retain employees, while others may not provide such benefits. Some employers in Pakistan offer healthcare insurance coverage to their employees, which provides financial assistance for medical expenses. The coverage and extent of healthcare benefits can vary depending on the employer and the terms of the insurance policy.

– Healthcare insurance may cover expenses related to hospitalization, surgeries, medical consultations, and prescribed medications, among other medical services.
– The coverage can be extended to the employee’s dependents, such as their spouse and children, depending on the policy.
– The specific details of the healthcare insurance, including premium contributions, coverage limits, and network hospitals, are typically provided in the insurance policy documents or employment contracts.

Working Hours in Pakistan

Working Hours Per Week

The standard workweek in Pakistan consists of 48 hours, typically spread over six days. The maximum working hours per day are 8 hours.

Overtime

If employees are required to work beyond the standard working hours, it is considered overtime. Overtime hours are subject to additional compensation, usually at a higher rate than regular working hours. The specific overtime rates may vary depending on the nature of the employment and applicable labor laws.

Termination Laws in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the termination of employment may involve severance pay and a notice period, which are governed by labor laws and employment contracts.

Severance

Severance pay, also known as redundancy compensation, is typically provided to employees in case of certain terminations, such as redundancy, retrenchment, or closure of a business. The specific rules for severance pay can vary depending on factors such as the length of service and the nature of the termination.

– The law generally stipulates that an employee who has been employed for at least one year is entitled to receive severance pay.
– The amount of severance pay is usually calculated based on the employee’s length of service and last drawn wages.
– The standard rate for severance pay is one month’s wages for each completed year of service.

Notice Period

The notice period refers to the duration of advance notice that an employer or employee must provide before terminating the employment relationship. The notice period allows both parties to prepare for the termination and make necessary arrangements.

– The notice period may vary depending on the length of service and the terms specified in the employment contract.
– Typically, the notice period ranges from 15 to 30 days. However, longer notice periods may be required for higher-ranking or specialized positions.
– Alternatively, instead of serving the notice period, the employer or employee may choose to pay compensation in lieu of notice.

Employment Contract in Pakistan

Employment Contract

While employment contracts can vary in their specific terms, they typically cover the following aspects:

  • Job title and description
  • Salary and benefits
  • Working hours and leave entitlement
  • Duration and termination
  • Confidentiality and non-compete clauses

    Probation Period

    The probation period allows employers to assess an employee’s performance and suitability for the job before making a long-term commitment. It also provides employees with an opportunity to understand the job requirements and determine if it aligns with their expectations and career goals. The duration of the probation period can vary depending on the employer’s policies, industry practices, and the nature of the job.

  • During the probation period, both the employer and the employee have the right to terminate the employment without an extended notice period.
  • The specific terms and conditions of the probation period, such as its duration and any applicable performance evaluation processes, are typically outlined in the employment contract or company policies.
  • Types of Leaves in Pakistan

    Annual Leave

    Employees are entitled to annual leave or paid vacations, which typically accumulate based on the length of service. The minimum annual leave entitlement in Pakistan is typically 14 working days per year, but this can vary depending on the employment contract, industry, or collective agreements.

    Sick Leave

    Employees are entitled to sick leave when they are unable to work due to illness or injury. The specific sick leave entitlements can vary depending on the nature of employment and applicable labor laws.

    Maternity Leave

    Female employees are entitled to maternity leave to cater to their needs during pregnancy and childbirth. As per the current law in Pakistan, female employees are entitled to a total of 12 weeks (84 days) of maternity leave. Maternity leave can start before or after childbirth, as per the employee’s choice, but it cannot begin earlier than 6 weeks before the expected date of delivery. During maternity leave, the employee is entitled to receive her full salary or an agreed-upon reduced salary as per the employment contract.

    Paternity Leave

    While there is no specific law mandating paternity leave in Pakistan, some employers may provide paternity leave as an additional employee benefit. The duration and terms of paternity leave can vary depending on the employer’s policies or employment contracts.

    Public Holidays in Pakistan

    Public Holidays

    Pakistan celebrates a variety of holidays throughout the year. Here are some of the major holidays observed in Pakistan:

  • Pakistan Day – March 23
  • Labor Day – May 1
  • Independence Day – August 14
  • Eid al-Fitr (date varies depending on the Islamic lunar calendar)
  • Eid al-Adha (date varies depending on the Islamic lunar calendar)
  • Kashmir Solidarity Day – February 5
  • Defence Day – September 6
  • Quaid-e-Azam Day – December 25

    Apart from these holidays, Pakistan also observes various religious and cultural events, including Muharram, the birth and death anniversaries of prominent Islamic figures, and regional festivals celebrated by different ethnic and cultural groups across the country.

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