Stern action ordered against fake NGOS

KARACHI: Taking a notice of complaints about collection of donations in Mehran Town and other parts of Karachi, advisor to chief minister Sindh for social welfare ShamimMumtaz has directed secretary social welfare department to take strict action against such elements and fake non-governmental organizations in collaboration with police and district administrations across the Sindh province.

She said that as holy month of Ramazan approaches, fake non-governmental organizations and elements start collecting donations in the name of welfare which is illegal and added that no individual or un-registered organizations have mandate to collect any type of donation. He appealed to citizens to authenticate that organizations or institutions were recognized and registered with government before extending any kind of cooperation.

The advisor said that miscreants and outlawed organizations might use these donations for theirs nefarious activities and ask citizens to be very careful and vigilant. Responding to an advertisement being aired by Private FM Radio, she said: “There is ban in place on the registration of new NGOs and social welfare department had made no agreement with any international organization. She termed the advertisement fake and illegal and asked private radio station administrations to immediately stop airing it.