18 INGOs asked to wind up activities within 60 days in Pakistan

On October 02, Tuesday, the government of Pakistan issued notices to 18 international non-government organizations (INGOs) to wind up their activities in the country within 60 days. These INGos include:ingos

  • Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), US
  • Internews Network, US
  • Pathfinder International, US
  • Central Asia Education Trust, US
  • American Center for Int’l Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center), US
  • World Vision, US
  • Catholic Relief Svc (CRS), US
  • Plan International, US
  • International Relief and Development Inc, (IRD), US
  • International Alert, UK
  • Saferworld, UK
  • ActionAid, UK
  • Stitching BRAC International, Netherlands
  • Rutgers, Netherlands
  • Trocaire, Ireland
  • Danish Refugee Council (DRC), Denmark
  • Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI), Switzerland
  • ISCOS, Trade Unions Institute for Development Coop, Italy

A letter sent to the country director of Action Aid UK stated that a special committee disapproved a representation filed by the Action Aid and therefore it has been asked to wind up the activities within 60 days. This organization may re-apply for registration after six months.

Action Aid UK, Plan International US, Rutgers Netherlands, International UK, Trocair, Ireland and World Vision US are among the organization which has a countrywide presence in the country and hundreds of employees are working with these organizations.

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