Complete Information Pack to Start Your Own Organization
Why You Should Learn about NGO Registration Laws in Pakistan?
Although the Constitution of Pakistan guarantees its citizens the right to assembly, there is no single body of law about civil society organizations and voluntary initiatives. Eighteen different laws are there that may govern the functioning of an NGO. The purpose of this large variety of laws is to provide; 1) a legal regime for registration for NGOs defining internal governance and reporting relationship between the state and the NGO, and 2) taxation laws for fiscal oversight and accountability of nonprofits.
Every law has different procedures and requirements for registration. There are basic rules for the functioning of the organisation. With the exception of trusts, all organisations lay down specified conditions for membership. Most laws require the organization to fulfil some basic obligations with regard to the registration authority. Each type of registration also offers some benefits.
For example, Registration is important to open bank accounts, apply for large-scale international donor funding, establish partnerships with government departments, enroll as approved vendor to receive financial support in various development programs, and receive grants under public sector welfare initiatives. Without registration, all this is almost impossible to achieve.
Hence, it is vital for newcomers to understand what is the variety available under the legal environment for nonprofit and social initiatives in the country.
What's in the Information Pack?
The Religious Endowment Act, 1863
The Trusts Act, 1882
The Charitable Endowments Act, 1890
The Charitable and Religious Trusts Act, 1920
The Mussalman Wakf Validating Acts, 1913 and 1930 and the Mussalman Wakf Act, 1923
The Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration and Control) Ordinance, 1961
Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984
What Type of Registered Organization You Want to Become - Get Information & Decide!
Social Welfare Organization
Tax Laws for NGOs & Tax Exemption Procedures
Income Tax for NGOs
Tax Exemption Laws
Other taxes & Charges
New Policy for INGOs in Pakistan
Checklist of Documents
INGO Policy Document
List of Approved INGOs
List of Under-process INGOs
Grand List of INGOs Applied for Registration
List of INGOs with MoUs
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