Seventy three International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) were allowed to operate in Pakistan to undertake various socio-economic projects.
The decision was taken during a high level meeting held in Islamabad today with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in the chair.
Twenty three INGOs have been refused permission in view of their past performance and projects or due to certain activities falling outside their domain and stated purpose of their organization.
Cases of 20 INGOs have been deferred and will be decided later on. The step has been taken in view of ongoing process of INGOs in the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that the registration of the INGOs is critical vis-a-vis security of the state. He said that the registration process will also bring transparency in the entire system of working of various INGOs in the country and will also strengthen partnership between the government and the non-governmental sector putting this equation on solid foundation of trust and spirit to complement each other.
The Minister also appreciated the role of INGOs towards making the registration process a success.
He directed that those INGOs who fails to secure approval during the registration process should be given right to make appeal before the Ministry.
It was decided that details of approved and non-approved INGOs along with their past projects will be placed on Ministry’s website after finalization.