Mashal Association is a social welfare association registered under the Societies Registration Act XX1 of 1860 on August 31, 1988. It is a non-political, non-sectarian welfare association dedicated to the uplift of underprivileged women and girls in and around Islamabad. It was founded by Begum Shahida Ejaz Azim. The members are all dedicated volunteers. Mashal Association is an annually audited NGO.