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Is OctaFX legal in Pakistan?

Annelise Sylta



OctaFX is a leading digital platform that helps and guides its users to trade forex efficiently and effectively. They believe in providing the best trading services including management of the funds, profitable terms for trading, and easy-to-use services so that the users earn more and more profits. Having more than 10 Million forex accounts generated and operating in more than 150 countries, OctaFX claims to be the number 1 forex broker in the market. Let’s check if OctaFX is legal in Pakistan.

Is OctaFX legal in Pakistan?

To answer your question, if OctaFX is legal in Pakistan or not? No, it is not.

The State Bank of Pakistan declared a couple of forex trading platforms, OctaFX and Easy Forex illegal in the country in May 2022. In the last few years, more and more people were relying on these services as a passive as well as the primary source of income. Adding to that, famous social media influencers promoting such apps and platforms led to an increase in the use of these trading platforms. They also warned the citizens to be aware of such platforms, as these are not regulated by the Central Bank or Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. The State Bank of Pakistan also said that anyone found engaging with such offshore platforms, directly or indirectly through any payment channel, will be prosecuted under the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act of 1947 (FERA).

Who owns OctaFX?

Georgios D. Pantzis is the CEO / General Manager at OctaFX . It stated operating in 2011.

Is trading forex legal in Pakistan?

Yes, it is definitely legal to trade forex in Pakistan. Although the State Bank of Pakistan declared trading forex from offshore platforms to be illegal in the country to reduce the risks of financial fraud and money laundering. In the last few years, more and more people have moved to trading after economic developments.

Is OctaFX trading Halal or Haram?

According to Islamic law, something is considered to be haram, when the teachings of the Holy Quran deem it so. As gambling is considered haram, according to the Holy Quran, Octafx too is haram.

Best Trading Platforms Pakistan

AVAtrade, eToro,, Interactive Brokers,  FXTM are amongst the best traders in Pakistan.


From the above information, we can conclude that OctaFX is both not legal in Pakistan, although forex trading is still safe to practice. It is important for the traders and the people starting off with their forex trading journey to trade under a platform that is regulated by the State Bank of Pakistan.

Anne Lise is an MBA graduate with a passion for doing business research and fashion reviews. She has been with Busybodytribune for over 4 years now, and is the lead editor for the magazine.

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