Six more months: Govt allows foreign NGOs to continue operations


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that all international non-government organisations (INGOs) in the country would be allowed to function for a period of six months within specified areas of operation decided by concerned authorities.


The premier announced the decision while chairing a high-level meeting at the PM House to discuss matter related to INGOs present in the country.

Further, the meeting also decided that all INGOs were required to complete the process of fresh registration with the government within three months.

The Inter-Ministerial Committee, headed by Tariq Fatemi, would provide the guidelines including rules, processes and draft legislation for streamlining the work of the INGOs in Pakistan in the future.

This committee will also suggest a monitoring and oversight mechanism to ensure compliance with legislation rules in future.

The decision comes three days after Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said a committee constituted by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was working on drafting new laws to set a mechanism for operations of all such organisations.