NGOs to respect the laws of Pakistan, Nisar
ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said that all Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) operating in Pakistan should respect the laws of the land.
He said that some NGOs were performing out of their respective domains and they should be probed. "We formulated a plan last year to regulate the functioning of NGOs in the country."
Nisar added that they had been receiving intelligence reports for many years but no action was being taken. NGOs, whose numbers run into hundreds, have been operating without any code of conduct, law and agenda, he said.
He appealed to all international NGOs and governments to respect the laws of Pakistan.
Addressing journalists in the federal capital city the interior minister said that many NGOs are doing a good job and all of them cannot be clubbed in the same category.
"We will support those NGOs who are doing a good job. But we cannot allow anti-state NGOs to operate under the umbrella of the good-performing NGOs."
The statement comes a day after authorities ordered the international aid group Save the Children to leave Pakistan saying the charity was “working against the country”.
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