25 INGOs allowed to operate

Islamabad—The Ministry of Interior Tuesday formally allowed 25 international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) to operate in Pakistan. The decision was taken at a meeting held here with Minister for Interior Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan in the chair.
Secretary Interior, Special Secretary Interior, National Coordinator National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad, Chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Islamabad Capital Territory Chief Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner, Project Director Safe City Project and senior officials of the ministry attended the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, the Interior Minister directed to further expedite the process of registration in consultation with all the stakeholders and said the new policy was aimed at facilitating INGOs and regulate their affairs, thus making the entire system more transparent and work-friendly on one hand and to build a strong partnership of governmental and non-governmental sectors in all areas of development, on the other.
Quoting a letter from Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF) wherein the INGOs’ representative body appreciated the Interior Minister and the ministry for its support and commitment to make new system a success story, Nisar observed that it was encouraging to see response of non-governmental bodies towards efforts aimed at regulating the system.—APP

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