PM chairs meeting on the working of INGOs

June 16, 2015

Islamabad; June 16, 2015

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a high level meeting at the PM House here today to discuss issues relating to the working of International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) in Pakistan.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan; Minister for Finance, Mr. Ishaq Dar; Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Tariq Fatemi and other senior officers.

After discussions, the meeting decided that all INGOs presently working in Pakistan will continue to function for a period of six months within specified areas of operation allowed by the concerned authorities.

It was further decided that in order to streamline the functioning of the INGOs in Pakistan, all INGOs will complete the process of their fresh registration with the Government of Pakistan within three months.

The Inter-Ministerial Committee headed by Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs will provide the guidelines including rules, processes and draft legislation for streamlining the work of the INGOs in Pakistan in future. This Committee will also suggest a monitoring and oversight mechanism to ensure compliance with legislation/ rules in future.