Pakistan govt not ceasing int'l NGO operations

Pakistan has denied claims it is shutting down international NGO's in the country.

Pakistan govt not ceasing int'l NGO operations

World Bulletin / News Desk

 Pakistan denied reports Friday that it was shutting down operations of international NGOs in the country.

“There [is] no such move,” said Foreign Office spokesman, Qazi Khalilullah, in a statement responding to media reports regarding the closure of international NGOs’ operations in Pakistan.

“A  process to streamline the activities of international NGOs is underway. The prime minister [Nawaz Sharif] has set up a high powered inter-ministerial committee for this purpose,” he said.

“The committee will make recommendations for bringing improvement in the existing rules and procedures for screening, regulation and monitoring of [international NGOs] to ensure transparency, efficiency and compliance with laid down framework,” he added in the statement.

He expressed hope that the process would lead to better coordination and working environmen

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Haziran 2015, 21:52