Pakistan

Mutual Evaluation Report 2009

Read about laws affecting NPOs in Pakistan in ICNL’s NGO Law Monitor.

Check how Pakistan fares in Civicus’ Enabling Environment Index and in Freedom House’ comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties.

The federal government finalised (May 2015) a revised draft law in line with the National Action Plan (NAP) to monitor activities and foreign funding of local and international NGOs. Under the draft law, international NGOs will be required to register with the Economic Affairs Division and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) valid for up to five years. A central data system would be set up to enable NGOs to post their annual financial, performance and audit reports.The draft also proposes that local and international NGOs spend 80 per cent of foreign contributions on welfare work and only 20 per cent on salaries, allowances, etc. See here for more. The government claims it cannot account for 65 per cent of all foreign funding to NPOs due to a lack of the appropriate regulatory and legislative processes for NPOs.  See here.