Any Non-Profit Organization (NPO) which has been registered for at least one or more
years under a non-profit registration law at any location in Pakistan, can apply for PCP
Certification. Most common NPO registration laws in Pakistan include Trust Act, 1882, The
Societies Registration Act, 1860, The Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration &
Control) Ordinance, 1961 and Section 42 of The Companies Ordinance, 1984. Moreover, the evaluation process examines the operations of organization in the light of objectives as stated in the governing document of the organization and certifies that the organization meets the requirements as per the set standards agreed with the FBR. Certification by PCP is voluntary and optional does not guarantee non-profit status, as this is a matter for determination by FBR and the relevant Commissioner of Inland Revenue.