PIDC is a Federal Govt. entity established in 1952 initially to set up industrial base in the country. However, over the course of last several decades, industrialization has been picked up by Private Sector, and PIDC role has evolved into that of a facilitator of industrial development by creating enabling environments for different segments of industries, mainly through subsidiary Companies
Presently, PIDC primarily operates as an infrastructure developer of industrial parks /estates to facilitate industrial growth across Pakistan. Following (5) Industrial Parks are being developed/managed by PIDC.
Going forward, PIDC is also setting up to expand in the area of macroeconomic research to support Federal Govt. in policy making. PIDC’s research arm, will spearhead this initiative, and aims to undertake research studies to substantiate the scope of long-term structured development of indigenous industrialization