Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, foundation, cooperative, company limited by guarantee, trust, society
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Primary and high school education, basic needs, housing and economic development, water and sanitation, human rights
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: More than 90 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$500
While the registration fee under the Societies Act is PKR 1,500 (approximately US$15), registration under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance costs PKR 25,000 (approximately US$240). In addition, consultants may charge an additional PKR 50,000 - 275,000 (approximately US$480-$2,600) to complete the formalities involved (USAID 2016, p. 3).
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/federal government, state government
Nonprofits can also seek licenses from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan SECP, a federal body that regulates companies in Pakistan.View the full Pakistan country report