How to register a company in Pakistan

To register a company in Pakistan, you will need to follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Choose a business name: Before you can register your company, you need to choose a unique business name that is not already in use by another company. You can do this by checking the availability of the name through the SECP’s online name search facility.
  2. Obtain a national tax number (NTN): In order to register a company in Pakistan, you will need to obtain a national tax number (NTN) from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). You can do this by completing the relevant application form and submitting it to the FBR along with the required documents.
  3. Choose a business structure: There are several types of business structures that you can choose from in Pakistan, including sole proprietorship, partnership, and limited liability company (LLC). You will need to decide on the appropriate structure for your business based on your specific needs and circumstances.
  4. Register your company: Once you have chosen a business name and structure, you can register your company with the SECP by completing the relevant registration form and submitting it along with the required documents. This includes submitting articles of association, which outline the rules and regulations for your company.
  5. Obtain licenses and approvals: Depending on the type of business you are operating, you may need to obtain additional licenses and approvals from various regulatory authorities in order to legally operate your business in Pakistan. This may include obtaining a trade license from your local municipal corporation, or obtaining approvals from relevant industry-specific regulators.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have any further questions about registering a company in Pakistan, please let me know.

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