Se­nate body for re­struc­tur­ing laws to check INGOs

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD—Chair­man of Se­nate Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on Fi­nance, Rev­enue, Eco­nomic Af­fairs, Statis­tic and Pri­va­ti­za­tion Sen­a­tor Saleem H Mand­vi­wala on Thurs­day said that the com­mit­tee would rec­om­mend the Law Com­mit­tee to re­struc­ture the rules and reg­u­la­tions for the reg­is­tra­tion of NGOs to dis­cour­age the il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties of the Non-Gov­ern­ment Or­ga­ni­za­tions (NGOs) in the coun­try.

Brief­ing the com­mit­tee, Sec­re­tary Eco­nomic Af­fairs Divi­sion, Tariq Ba­jwa in­formed that cur­rently 26 In­ter­na­tional NGOs were reg­is­tered. Ba­jwa said that prov­inces were re­spon­si­ble for the reg­is­tra­tion of the INGOs. Sen­a­tor Mushahidul­lah Khan said that there were thou­sands of un-reg­is­tered INGOs work­ing in the coun­try and most of them were in­volved in il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties adding that such INGOs must be checked.

The com­mit­tee also con­sid­ered the Res­o­lu­tion moved by Sen­a­tor Sas­sui Pal­ijo on Fe­bru­ary 29, rec­om­mend­ing the gov­ern­ment to en­sure rep­re­sen­ta­tion of Sindh, Balochis­tan, Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA in the Board of Func­tional Mem­bers and Gov­ern­ing Coun­cil of Pak­istan Bureau of Statistics in or­der to hold an eq­ui­table and trans­par­ent pop­u­la­tion cen­sus-2016.—APP

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