FAQs Labour Matters

Does a Contract Worker have Employment rights under pakistan law?

While Article 18 of the Constitution affords every citizen with the right to enter upon any lawful profession or occupation, and to conduct any lawful trade or business, the Industrial and Commercial Employment (Standing Orders) Ordinance was enacted in 1968 to address the relationship between employer and employee and the contract of employment. The Ordinance […]

Business Start-Up FAQs

What are the Steps/Process for Company Formation/Incorporation in Pakistan?

The Steps to formation/incorporation of a company in pakistan are as follows; Seek Approval from the concerned ministry if special permission before incorporation/formation of a  company in Pakista is required Seek approval for the availability of the proposed name. File  a range of documents to the Registrar which varies from company to company depnding on whether it is a single member company, […]

Business Start-Up FAQs

What are the types of Businesses a person / company can start in Pakistan?

A person who intends to start/form a business in pakistan can work as any of the following given proper approvals and licenses are acquired by the individual/person : A sole trader A sole service provider A partnership (partnership can be from two members to twenty members) usuall  Doctors, Accountants and Lawyers An association not for profit A […]

Business Start-Up FAQs Intellectual Property

What is the step by step process of establishing a business in Pakistan?

Business Startups in Pakistan require a host of corporate formalities which may vary due to Legal Person Involved : Individual , Partnership , Company or else. Residence status of the legal person: Non-residents may require more registrations and approvals to go through Business Sector: Service Industry, Manufacturing , non-profit and so forth. Many departments of […]