ISLAMABAD (APP) - Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has registered 24 companies having foreign investment, during the month of May, 2010. Foreign investors having participation in these companies, belong to wide-ranging locations around the globe, which is a reflective of restoration of confidence of foreign investors in Pakistani markets and economy, says a statement issued here. The foreign investors belong to the countries including Australia, Singapore, Greece, France, Ireland, U.K., U.A.E., Germany, U.S.A., Italy, Afghanistan, Nigeria, China, Canada, South Africa, Ukraine, Russia and South Korea. Of these 24 companies, foreign investment has been made in 4 companies in services sector, 3 companies each in trading and miscellaneous sector, 2 companies each in education, power generation and Information Technology. Other 8 companies are in pharmaceuticals, mineral, mining, construction, food and beverages, engineering, communication and insurance. This trend shows a wide range of sectors in which foreign investment has taken place.