ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – The government has allowed the INGO Save the Children to resume operations in Pakistan which was previously accused of involvement with the Central Intelligence Agency and Dr Shakeel Afridi in tracking down Osama bin Laden.
The Interior Ministry in the federal capital had sealed the offices of international non-governmental organisation Save the Children a few days back. Suspending its first order in which it sealed offices and operations of the NGO in Islamabad, the Ministry of Interior allowed the NGO to continue its work in the country.
A letter issued by Ministry of Interior said: “The undersigned is directed to refer to this ministry’s letter of even number dated 11th June 2015 on the subject noted about. The competent authority has desired that the action on above letter may be held in abeyance till further order.”
Earlier in Islamabad, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has said the government is working on streamlining the operations of all non-profit organisations working in the country to regulate their activities.
Talking to reporters on Friday outside the National Assembly, Nisar said a committee constituted by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was working on drafting new laws to set a mechanism for operations of all such organisations. PM’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi heads the committee.
He added that no non-governmental organisation (NGO) working against the country’s national interest would be allowed to continue working in Pakistan. “We just want to regulate the system. We do not want to shut down NGOs, which follow our laws.”