Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Seventy International Non-governmental Organizations (INGO) have been granted approval to work under the new registration policy framework.

This was disclosed at a meeting chaired by Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Interior Minister asked the Ministry to expedite completion of pending applications of INGOs.

He also directed for establishment of a robust INGO facilitation cell at the Ministry with technical support from NADRA.

The Interior Minister said the government will not allow anyone to work against national interest under the facade of INGO.

Regarding the issue of Pakistan Origin Cards for the foreigners especially those married to Pakistani nationals, the Minister directed NADRA to start work on provision of new card to the foreigners who have Pakistani spouses in order to facilitate their residence within the country.

The Minister also approved cooperation between NADRA and Pakistan Post whereby post offices will be improved and NADRA facilities will be provided in the building of the post offices.

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