Senate body for restructuring laws to check INGOs
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