Construction license in Pakistan

In Pakistan, a construction license is required in order to legally carry out construction work. The process and requirements for obtaining a construction license can vary depending on the location of the construction project and the specific industry in which the construction work will be carried out.

Generally, the following steps must be taken to obtain a construction license in Pakistan:

  1. Obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the relevant department of the provincial government. This is to ensure that the proposed construction project complies with local zoning laws and regulations.
  2. Obtain a building plan approval from the relevant department of the local government, such as the Building Control Authority (BCA) or the Town Planning Authority (TPA)
  3. Obtain a trade license from the relevant Municipal Corporation or Union Council
  4. Obtain a certificate of registration from the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) if your construction company is involved in the engineering industry.
  5. Register with the Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) and the Social Security Institution (SSI) to ensure compliance with labor laws.
  6. Obtain any other licenses or permits that may be required for the specific type of construction work, such as environmental permits, or licenses from other regulatory bodies.

It is important to note that the above process and requirements are subject to change, and it is always best to consult with a legal advisor or a company registration consultant for specific guidance and advice. Additionally, it’s important to comply with all the rules and regulations related to construction industry, and ensure that the company is run by licensed professionals or by people who have completed the relevant training.

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