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Govt Orders 18 International NGOs to Wrap Up Operations

OCT 7, 2018: The interior ministry has ordered 18 international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) to cease their operations in Pakistan.

The government has given 60 days to these foreign NGOs for wrapping up their operations from the country.

Of the total, nine have an association with the United States, three with the United Kingdom and two with Holland.

Furthermore, connections with Italy, Switzerland, Denmark and Ireland have also been traced, Express News reported on Sunday.

In addition, the ministry also imposed restrictions on 72 NGOs. Sources claim that the government allowed 141 NGOs to continue their functions in the country; out of which 66 are foreign owned.

However, the government caught 72 NGOs from the total on inadequate documentation and granted them a deadline to complete their paperwork.

A total of 68 NGOs have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pakistani authorities and would now be eligible for audit under the country’s rules and regulations.






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