Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) is a professional accountancy body in Pakistan. As of July 2010, it had 5,078 members working in and outside Pakistan. The institute was established on July 1, 1961 to regulate the profession of accountancy in Pakistan. It is a statutory autonomous body established under the Chartered Accountants Ordinance 1961. With the significant growth in the profession, the CA Ordinance and Bye-Laws were revised in 1983.
In view of globalization of the accountancy profession, the Institute is in the process of updating the Ordinance and Bye-Laws once again.
The course of ICAP involves a blend of theoretical education and practical training which run concurrently for a period of 3.5 years and equips a student with knowledge, ability, skills and other qualities required of a professional accountant.
The head office of the institute is in Clifton, Karachi where it has its own premises. The institute also has regional offices at Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan and Faisalabad.
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