ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali has said that Government is working on bringing a law in the country to regulate the operations of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Pakistan.
Nisar,while talking to the press on Monday has said that NGOs will now operate under the Interior Ministry instead of the Economic Affairs Division. Government has stopped the NGOs from functioning which were violating the code of conduct.
“There should be a transparent accountability system. We should know where the money is coming from and what it’s being used for,” he said.
“Government is trying to formulate the law and codes of conduct within the next three to six months. More than 40 percent of the NGOs working in the country are unregistered,” Nisar said.
Talking about international aid agency “Save the Children”, the minister said: “Save the Children is not an enemy of the state; it has been registered since 1997 and is a globally-recognised NGO but during the last government’s tenure in 2012, some intelligence reports were uncovered in relation to it but the government did not take any action.”
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Civil Society Forum (PCSF) took serious exception to a statement of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in which he alleged that the national NGOs were involved in anti-state activities and had links with Israel, India and the United States.
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