Girl Guiding in Pakistan became functional shortly after independence. On 29th December, 1947 Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah called a meeting of the Girl Guides representatives who had opted to live in Pakistan.These were only a few of the members of the undivided India’s Girl Guide Association, which had begun in 1911. In this meeting the Pakistan Girl Guides Association was formed, Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah was asked to be the Patron of the Guide movement:an office she held as long as she lived. Begum G.A. Khan was elected as the first Chief Commissioner of the Association. In August 1948 the Association was recognized as a Single Unit Full Member of the WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts) at the 12th World Conference in Cooperstown, USA.
Pakistan Girl Guides Association has the status of a National Organization registered with the National Council of Social Welfare Voluntary Agencies’ act of 1961.