Under this new policy, NGOs wishing to establish its offices inside Pakistan will need to have government’s consent to collect funds and to operate in the country.
“No organization will be allowed to raise funds inside or outside the country or assist their local branches unless they have taken permission from the government”, said the Interior Minister. He said that the government will facilitate those working for the betterment of Pakistan.
He warned that INGOs working against security, economic and strategic interests of Pakistan will have their registrations cancelled.
He further said the visas of NGO employees will not be changed and that the interior ministry will be the sole authority responsible for the registration of NGOs. The INGOs now have 60 days to complete and submit their registrations on the new electronic forms that have been specially created.
The spokesperson, in a statement said that people, representatives of INGOs and the quarters concerned have welcomed the policy.
Firstly an INGO is so loosely defined that it can encompass most modern enterprises, and secondly all INGOs have to seek permission from the Interior Ministry every time it decides to do anything of note.
The minister said that construction of monument just opposite to the Parliament, would not only provide an opportunity to Pakistani Nation but also to foreign heads of states to pay homage to sacrifices of martyrs.
Nisar said that either it was the issue of arms licenses or bullet-proof vehicles, it had become a herculean task to govern in the country. In principle, no problem – in practice, the potential for pitfalls, to say nothing of the loss of valuable services, as well as the potential for alienating foreign donors, who perfectly legitimately provide various sectors with financial support.
The minister said the PML-N government was working in the right direction and the Karachi operation was launched to purge Karachi of target killings, extortionists and miscreants.