ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has informed that 46 international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) had been cleared and allowed to work in Pakistan after meeting all the requirements of the Interior Ministry.

Interior Minister presided a meeting on Friday and informed that 132 INGOs had applied for enrollment under a new policy, of which 46 applications had been approved and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) had been ratified by 37 organizations for three years.

The meeting was informed that some applicants were found not falling in the category of INGOs.

The Interior Minister appreciated the INGOs registration wing observing that till the completion of the INGOs registration process no INGO, which had formally applied for the registration under the new policy, would be barred from working in Pakistan.

The minister said the registration process would be completed within six months.

The Interior Minister said the INGOs which did not meet the criterion would be asked to leave.

Chaudhry Nisar said the INGOs which had applied online and were awaiting approval would continue to operate till all the applications were decided.

He stated, none of the applications had so far been rejected.