Minister: (19 INGOs allowed to work in Pakistan)

ISLAMABAD: A meeting chaired by Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan here on Wednesday decided to accord approval, in principle, to 19 INGOs allowing them to work in Pakistan in their respective fields.

The process of granting them formal approval will be completed within one week by the INGO Committee. The Interior Minister appreciated the efforts of the Interior Ministry in reaching out an agreement with the EU over re-admission issues.

He said that EU’s understanding of Pakistan’s legitimate concerns and the consensus achieved would create a win-win situation.

The meeting was informed that the figure of ECL has come down from more than 14000 to around 3000 at present. The meeting also discussed formulating a new SOPs regarding Private Security Companies.