The Registrar of Firms is responsible for registering and maintaining records of firms in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) region of Pakistan. The office of the Registrar of Firms is located in Islamabad and falls under the jurisdiction of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).
In order to register a firm in Islamabad, the following steps should be taken:
- Choose a name for your firm and conduct a name search with the SECP to ensure that it is available for registration.
- Obtain a National Tax Number (NTN) and Sales Tax Registration Number (STRN) from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
- Obtain a certificate of registration from the Registrar of Firms in Islamabad by submitting the required documents such as the partnership deed, along with the registration fee.
- Obtain a trade license from the relevant Municipal Corporation or Union Council.
- Register with the Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) and the Social Security Institution (SSI) to ensure compliance with labor laws.
- Register for GST if your firm’s turnover is more than Rs. 20 million per annum.
It’s 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.