Not-for-Profit

The Firm has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector both for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs).  We advise on the establishment of various types of not-for-profit entities, such as companies limited by guarantee licensed under section 42 of the Companies Act 2017, charitable societies and trusts, and social welfare associations, and on the various regulations which are applicable to such entities.  Additionally, we provide general advice on seeking tax exempt status for such entities.

Some of the client we have worked with:
  • Setting up of the Hisaar Foundation, Fashion Pakistan, Pakistan Business Council, Pakistan Retail Business Council, Goread.Pk as a not for profit organization under section 42 of the Companies Act 2017.
  •  Advising and setting up of societies under the Societies Registration Act 1860. 
  • Setting up of trust under the Trusts Act 1882. 
  • Advising Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy, Hisaar Foundation, Fashion Pakistan, Fancy Foundation, Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust, The Citizens Foundation and Goread.Pk. 
  • Advising on the registration of local not for profit organizations with the Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Ministry of Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization. 
  • Advising on the registration of International Not for Profit Organizations (INGOs) with the Ministry of Interior. 
  • Advising the Aga Khan Ismailia Charitable Trust on various matters pertaining to their trust.