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  • Govt to allot health dept land to NGO for hospital

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will allot 80-kanal piece of land to a Karachi-based NGO free of cost for construction of a hospital, according to sources...

    They alleged that the land was being allotted to the NGO, Indus, on political grounds...

  • NGO helps poor families to start small businesses

    MANSEHRA: A non-governmental organisation has given away a grant of Rs4 million to 80 poor families in Gari union council here to help them start small businesses to earn a respectable living...

    The Sungi Development foundation (SDF) gave away cheques to deserving families at a function held in Gari Habibullah on Sunday
  • NGO sells idea of promoting peace to govt

    Representatives of the NGO (Interfaith Harmony for Peace Foundation), religious scholars and minorities’ leaders, politicians, DCOs of Lahore, Nankana, Kasur and Sheikhupura, and heads of the departments concerned attended the meeting...

    He also welcomed a suggestion regarding setting up of separate stalls in Sunday and Ramazan bazaars, allowing the NGO to do it in coordination with the respective officials...

  • Guard held for torturing NGO men

    LAHORE: Garden Town police arrested a security guard of Jinnah Hospital for torturing and injuring three men of a non-government organisation (NGO) on Tuesday...

    Witnesses said the NGO sent its employees to Jinnah Hospital to distribute free food among the patients...

  • Six get bail in NGO worker’s murder case

    KOHAT: A local court here on Wednesday granted bail to six suspects charged in an honour killing case of a female NGO worker, Hina Shahnawaz, about two months ago...

    He said that the accused had distributed fake notes in Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and other cities...

  • Hungary passes tough anti-foreign NGO law

    BUDAPEST: Hungary’s parliament approved on Tuesday a crackdown on foreign-backed civil society groups despite an international outcry, in a move seen as targeting US billionaire George Soros...

    A new law, passed by 130 votes to 44, will force groups receiving more than 24,000 euros ($26,000) annually in overseas funding to register as a “foreign-supported organisation”, or risk closure for non-compliance
  • Netanyahu refuses to meet German FM over NGO row

    JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled talks on Tuesday with Germany’s foreign minister in a rare move after the visiting diplomat declined to call off meetings with rights groups critical of the Jewish state...

    Netanyahu’s meeting with Sigmar Gabriel was cancelled after the German diplomat decided to go ahead with talks with two Israeli rights groups, Breaking The Silence and B’Tselem
  • SHO sacked over faulty probe into NGO worker’s murder

    PESHAWAR/KOHAT: Regional Police Officer (RPO), Kohat, Awal Khan has dismissed SHO Ustarzai, Inspector Nazar Hussain, from service for conducting faulty and poor investigations in the murder case of NGO worker Hina Shahnawaz...

    Hina was gunned down reportedly by a relative over working for an NGO on Feb 6...

  • Sisters, girl freed in India after NGO pays fine

    AMRITSAR: Two Pakistani sisters and a 10-year-old daughter of one of them were released by Indian authorities on Saturday after completing their 10-year jail term in Amritsar for drug trafficking, as a non-government organisation (NGO) paid the Rs400,000 fine imposed by a court...

    Their release was made possible after the intervention of Batala-based NGO ‘Sarbat Da Bhala’ which offered to pay the fine on their behalf...

  • Indian NGO loses permit for foreign funds

    NEW DELHI: Indian government has cancelled permission for foreign funding for one of the country’s main public health organisations, whose donors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...

    It’s the latest move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in cracking down on charities and non-profits that receive funds from overseas and are often criticized for working against national interests
  • State-owned firm gives millions to MD’s NGO

    ISLAMABAD: Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) assigned corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects worth millions of rupees to a non-governmental organisation that was, until recently, headed by its incumbent managing director Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed...

    According to documents seen by Dawn, Lt Gen Ahmed was also chairman of the Mountain and Glacier Protection Organisation (MGPO), an NGO...

  • Foreign NGO stops healthcare after KP govt withholds its contribution

    PESHAWAR: Merlin UK, an international non-governmental organisation, has decided to stop operations at the health facilities in Lower Dir and Buner districts from Monday (today) over nonpayment of its Rs80 million outstanding dues since June 2015 by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department, according to officials...

    Merlin received the first installment of funds in March 2015 though the contract was signed in April 2014...

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