To register a private limited company in Pakistan, you will need to follow these general steps:
- Choose a unique name for your company and have it approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).
- Obtain a National Tax Number (NTN) and a Sales Tax Registration Number (STRN) from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
- Prepare the Memorandum of Association (MOA) and Articles of Association (AOA) of the company, which should be signed by all the directors and shareholders of the company.
- File the MOA and AOA, along with the required forms and fees, with the SECP through the Companies Registration Office (CRO).
- Obtain a certificate of incorporation from the SECP.
- Obtain a company seal, which is mandatory for the company.
- Register for social security and Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) as per the law.
- Obtain a trade license from the relevant authorities.
Keep in mind that these steps are general guidelines, and specific requirements may vary depending on the location of your company and the type of business you plan to operate. It is always advisable to consult an expert like a lawyer or a chartered accountant for proper guidance on the process and legal requirements to register a private limited company in Pakistan.