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Government bans non-governmental organisation in FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan

ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan banned all non-governmental organisation in Fata, Gilgit-Baltistan and other declared security zones.

Chaudhry Nisar said that, Interior Ministry will monitor the non-governmental organisation and all security clearance will  be issued to them from Interior Ministry.

According to details, Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharid taken the decision after the report submitted by a committee headed by Special Assistant to PM, Syed Tariq Fatemi.

Nisar said that all foreign and local NGOs will have to registers within six months otherwise they have to leave Pakistan. “Government will encourage self-regulatory system,” he added.

He said that, 40 percent NGOs in the country are not registered and there is no data base of these organisation.

Earlier, Government of Pakistan banned a Bangladesh-based non-governmental organization (NGO) on the allegations of working against the country.

It is worth mentioning here that this is the second international NGO, which has been restrained from working in the country after ‘Save the Children’, which was banned last week.

“Authorities ordered the Bangladesh-based NGO to leave the country as it was working against the country on the instructions of Indian intelligence agency; Research and Analysis Wing (RAW),” a government official said.

The INGO, Dhaka Ashiayana, is the second victim of government’s tightening of the vice on INGO. According to the sources, there are solid evidence that Dhaka Ashiayana is backed by RAW and it has been working against the interests of Pakistan.