NGO Registration Pakistan or Non for Profit Sector or commonly known as NGO sector is backbone of Pakistan and Government in recent times has acknowledged its importance. There are different types of Non for Profit organizations such as welfare associations, Education improvement initiatives and rural development programs etc. In General terms NGO is any organization that undertakes an activity for welfare of the society and primary purpose of which is not to earn profit for its promoters.
NGO under companies ordinance 1984 are referred as Association Not for Profit. Section 42 of the companies ordinance, 1984 deals with Association not for profits. Section 42 is explained as under:
If the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan is satisfied with an association which has been formed or is capable of being formed as limited company that it meets the conditions specified by Companies Ordinance, 1984, the Commission may grant license and direct that the association be registered as limited company without addition of word “Limited”, “(Private) Limited” or “Guarantee Limited”, as the case may be, to its name and the Association may be registered accordingly.
The conditions and regulation in this regard issued or imposed by the Commission shall be binding on the association and may be inserted in Memorandum and Articles of Association or one of those on the direction of commission.
The association shall enjoy all privileges of a Limited Company subject to all its obligations except using the word “Limited”, “(Private) Limited” or “Guarantee Limited” as the case may be.
The license may be revoked by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and upon its revocation, the registrar shall enter the word “Limited”, “Private Limited”, “(Private) Limited”, or “Guarantee Limited:, as the case may be, at the end of the name of Association and the Association will cease to to enjoy all the exemptions and privileges granted by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.
Before the revocation of the license, the Commission shall give a notice in writing to the Association of its intention and the association shall be afford the opportunity of submitting a representation in this regard.
The Companies Rules 1985 states that the above privileges are available to public limited companies only and no private limited company can be granted license under section 42.
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