**”Bringing Change: A Simple Guide to Register an NGO in Pakistan”**


Start your transformative journey today!

Establishing a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Pakistan can be a rewarding experience. Let us explore the steps to register your very own impactful entity.

**I. Planning & Preparation:**

“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” – Oscar Wilde. Start by defining your NGO’s mission, vision, and objectives. Obtain a Digital Certificate from the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).


Gathering Team & Resources:**

Assemble a dedicated team and collect essential resources. "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller.


Choosing an NGO Type:

Select the appropriate NGO category, such as a Welfare, Education, or Research organization. Each type has its unique advantages.


Legal Requirements:

Register your NGO under the Societies Registration Act 1860 or Companies Ordinance 1984. Acquire a tax registration number and open a bank account.

**V. Submitting Application:**

Submit your application with the Secretsariat Establishment Division (SED). This process may take up to 3 months.



Obtain a Certificate of Registration, register for tax exemptions, and obtain an NGO ID card from NADRA.


"The only way to do great work is to love what you do." – Steve Jobs. By following these steps, you’ll be well on your way to making a difference in Pakistan through your very own NGO!


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