Interior Ministry orders 18 INGOs to leave Pakistan within 60 days
ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry on Sunday has barred 18 International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) from working in Pakistan and ordered them to leave the country within 60 days.
The 18 banished INGOs comprise nine of the United States, three of the United Kingdom and two from Holland, in addition to one from Ireland, Denmark, Italy and Switzerland each.
According to details, the Ministry has granted 60 days to the cited organizations to wind up their work and fly back to their countries.
The Ministry has allowed 141 NGOs to continue their activities, while directing 72 NGOs to complete their documentations.
As per the instructions issued by the ministry, it will be mandatory for all NGOs to attain an annual audit from the audit firm of the interior ministry.
A total of 68 NGOs have accepted the rules and regulations of Pakistan.