Hire employees in

Pakistan, hassle-free

Hire employees in Pakistan, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Pakistan. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Pakistan is 1 day with Deel.

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Currency

Pakistan Rupee (PKR)

Capital

Islamabad

Official Language

Urdu & English

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Hire employees in Pakistan. No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Pakistan, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Pakistan also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Pakistan quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

All the necessary benefits for Pakistan
built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Pakistan within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Pension Fund
  • Disability Insurance
  • Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)

Our quickstart guide to hiring in Pakistan

Navigate the tabs below to learn everything you need to know about hiring an employee in Pakistan

Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage is PKR 25,000 per month.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 35%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates. Multiple additional factors may impact overall rates such as the household status and the number of children.

Gross Annual Income Tax Rate (%)
Up to PKR - 600,000 0%
Up to PKR - 1,200,000 5%
Up to PKR - 1,800,000 10%
Up to PKR - 2,500,000 15%
Up to PKR - 3,500,000 17.5%
Up to PKR - 5,000,000 20%
Up to PKR - 8,000,000 22.5%
Up to PKR - 12,000,000 25%
Up to PKR - 30,000,000 27.5%
Up to PKR - 50,000,000 30%
Up to PKR - 75,000,000 32.5%
Over PKR - 75,000,000 35%

Employer Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 28% of the employee's salary. 
  • Sindh Employees’ Social Security Institution (SESSI) - 6%
  • Gratuity Fund Contribution - 8.33%
  • Bonus (Monthly or Once-Off) - 8.33%
  • EOBI (employee-old-age-benefit) - 5%

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Overtime payment is mandatory and may be included in the salary. Hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime. Employees can work a maximum of 3 hours of overtime. For additional hours, employees are paid:
  • 200% of the hourly rate, the first three hours.
  • 300% of the hourly rate, for public holidays
Standard working hours are eight hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard workweek is from Monday to Friday. 

Maternity Leave

Pregnant employees who have worked for 12 consecutive months are entitled to 16 weeks of paid leave. Four weeks must be taken before the child's birth. The employee will receive 100% of the salary during this period, and the employer will be responsible for this pay. 

The employee can extend leave for medical reasons.

Paternity Leave

There is no paternity leave currently required by law.

Parental Leave

In Pakistan, no law covers parental leave. However, employees may be entitled to maternity leave and paternity leave.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 16 days, with half pay. 

Termination Requirements

Terminations in Pakistan can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Pakistan for employers outside the probation period and termination must be done for just cause. 


Compliant terminations include:

  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • By mutual agreement
  • Unilaterally by the employer based on:
    • Probation period
    • Objective grounds
    • Disciplinary dismissal
    • Performance due to unsuitability for the job
  • By the expiration of the contract

Notice Period

The minimum notice period is 30 days. 

Severance for Employees

In Pakistan, all employees who are terminated are entitled to severance pay unless it was for misconduct. Severance pay is 30 days of salary per year of service up to six months based compensation. 

Paid Time Off

Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to 14 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 1.17 days per month. Employees are eligible for annual leave after 12 months of work.
Casual leave: employees are also entitled to 10 additional days generally used for sick leave and personal matters.

Public Holidays

Pakistan celebrates both 10 national and 22 regional holidays based on the location of the employee. National public holidays include:
  1. Kashmir Day 
  2. Pakistan Day
  3. Labour Day Saturday 
  4. Eid-ul-Fitr (3 days)
  5. Eid-ul-Azha, (3 days)
  6. Independence Day 
  7. Ashura (2 days)
  8. Eid Milad-un-Nabi 
  9. Labour Day Saturday 
  10. Eid-ul-Fitr (3 days)
  11. Quaid-e-Azam Day/ Christmas 
  12. Day after Christmas (For Christians only)

Onboarding

Onboarding takes one business day

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in English. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include: 
  • Name
  • Start date
  • Length of the employment
  • Job description
  • Termination conditions

Probation Period

Probation periods are not mandatory. The minimum probation period is three months, and it can be up to one year. 
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With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Pakistan. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing
international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

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599 USD

Management fee

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28%

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