PHF welcomes the recently published Government policy ‘Regulation of organisations receiving foreign contributions’. The new policy is a positive step forward to ensure a transparent and accountable process is in place, to facilitate INGOs’ work in reducing the vulnerabilities of communities in Pakistan.

PHF was invited by the Government to input into the policy development and have been engaged throughout the consultation phase. It underscores the close coordination and partnership between International NGOs and the Government of Pakistan.

The PHF looks forward to continuing to consult and work with the government during implementation of the policy, to ensure that Pakistan develops and encourages the growth of a vibrant civil society, so as to support the development of the country and address humanitarian needs during crisis.

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About PHF

The Pakistan Humanitarian Forum was formed to coordinate and strengthen the efforts of International NGOs working in humanitarian and development assistance and enable a single representative body for other actors to engage with. The forum collectively represents INGOs to the Government of Pakistan, United Nations, and the larger humanitarian and civil society including the National Humanitarian Network of Pakistani NGOs and community-based organisations. There are 57 member organisations of the PHF and 10 organisations with PHF observer status.

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For further information contact Nargis Khan, Policy and Communications Advisor at or cell 0345 5007256