Islamabad - The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) registered 18 companies having foreign investment in October. Besides, three foreign companies have also been registered during the month. Foreign nationals from Kenya invested in six companies. Foreign investors from the UK, the US, South Korea and Afghanistan invested in two companies each. The remaining four companies having investment by foreign nationals are from China, Norway, Thailand and Egypt each. The sector-wise breakdown shows that 5 companies are from miscellaneous sectors. Three work in consultancy services, two each in transport, communications, and power generation, and one company each in healthcare, trading, construction, and mining. Fifteen companies were registered in Islamabad, two in Karachi and one in Lahore. Three foreign companies belong to Cyprus, Japan, and the UK. The sectors of these companies are consultancy, trading and money exchange. One foreign company each was registered in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.