ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has said that the government will not allow anyone to work against national interest under the facade of International Non-governmental Organizations (INGOs).

He further disclosed that 70 International Non-governmental Organizations (INGO) have been granted approval to work under the new registration policy framework.

Nisar also asked the ministry to expedite the completion of pending applications filed by INGOs.

He also directed the authorities to establish a robust INGO facilitation cell at the Ministry with technical support from NADRA.

Regarding the issue of Pakistan Origin Cards for the foreigners especially those married to Pakistani nationals, the minister directed NADRA to start work on provision of new card to the foreigners who have Pakistani spouses in order to facilitate their residence within the country.

The Minister also approved cooperation between NADRA and Pakistan Post whereby post offices will be improved and NADRA facilities will be provided in the building of the post offices.