Friday, January 27

Ban is placed on registration of NGOs

Karachi, April 03, 2018 (PPI-OT):Taking a notice on complaints of collection of donations in Mehran Town and other parts of the Karachi, advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for social welfare Shamim Mumtaz 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 Ramadan 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 citizens to authenticate that organizations or institutions were recognized and registered with government before extending any kind of cooperation.

Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister said that miscreants and outlawed organizations may use these donations for theirs nefarious activities and asked citizens to be very careful and vigilant. Responding to an advertisement being aired by Private FM Radio, she said that 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.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401