Scru­ti­niz­ing NGOS

Enterprise - - Editor's Desk -

The em­pow­er­ment of the so­cial sec­tor is ev­i­dent from its in­volve­ment in nearly all as­pects from ed­u­ca­tion, to re­li­gion, health, agri­cul­ture and in­dus­try. The role of NGOs has also re­mained con­tro­ver­sial for quite some time, mainly due to ques­tion marks on the source and dis­tri­bu­tion of funds. Crit­ics also en­quire whether these NGOs are even de­liv­er­ing for what they have been es­tab­lished?

The En­ter­prise’s story on the clear­ance of ‘The Reg­u­la­tion of For­eign Con­tri­bu­tion Bill 2012’ is an eye-opener. The stance taken by the Se­nate Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on Fi­nance is es­sen­tial in deal­ing with cor­rup­tion among NGOs. If acted upon in a trans­par­ent man­ner, it will help in re­gain­ing the lost con­fi­dence and trust of peo­ple in the work­ing of in­ter­na­tional NGOs. This is needed be­cause the cur­rent weak in­fra­struc­ture of the coun­try re­quires in­ter­ven­tion from so­cial sec­tor, while keep­ing the sovereignty and eco­nomic in­ter­ests of the coun­try in­tact. Shahid Za­man Islamabad

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