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September 21, 2017

Follow this section for List (Database) of Safe Charities (NGOs/ NPOs) in Pakistan.

Philanthropy is Pakistan is universal and high. A study titled ‘The state of Individual Philanthropy in Pakistan, 2016’, based on a sample survey of 10,000 households, estimated the value of annual giving at Rs. 240 bn (in 2014; projected at Rs. 300 bn in 2017) with Zakat contributing merely 11%. These projections of alms & charity, which identify compassion (rather than faith) as the main driver of donations, include monetary donations, monetized value of in-kind donations and time of volunteers. While the volume of charity is high, so is the growth of NGOs/ NPOs and humanitarian aid organizations, which at times can ne associated with Madrassahs and Religious Outfits. In the absence of a national List of Safe Charities, or a negative-list of Unsafe Charities, there is a likelihood that a percentage of this charity is diverted to extremist or terrorist organizations.

In view of the foregoing and with a mandate to devise strategy and national guidelines to countering terrorism finance, NACTA has entered into a partnership with PCP (Pakistan Center for Philanthropy). PCP is a non-profit organization registered in 2001 with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). PCP conducts performance audit and certifies that NPOs/ NGOs meet with the FBR’s requirements in financial management and program delivery. The overall mission is to increase volume and effectiveness of indigenous philanthropy for social development in Pakistan and excluding the risk of its diversion to extremist acts or outfits.

NACTA recommends that Provincial & Local Governments should make use of the “List (Database) of Safe Charities” certified by PCP.

To view the complete list (sector and district-wise) or search the name of an individual NPO/ NGO, please click the link below:

Islamabad: November 9, 2017, NACTA Collaborates with PCP for Safe Charity List in Pakistan for the guidance of Provincial Governments, Local Administrations, Philanthropists & Citizens

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