US regrets closure of 18 INGOs in Pakistan, says Heather Nauert
WASHINGTON (92 News) – US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert has regretted the closure of 18 international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) in Pakistan.
In a statement on Tuesday, she said that the United States recognizes the vital role that international nongovernmental organizations (1NG0s) play in Pakistan, in partnership with Pakistani institutions, on causes ranging from disaster response, to human and economic development, to promoting human rights and democratic values.
She was of the view that these organizations, which also employ thousands of Pakistanis countrywide, share the government of Pakistan’s and the Pakistani people’s vision for a vibrant, healthy, democratic and prosperous country.
“We thank these organizations and their employees for their contributions to Pakistan’s development, and their unwavering commitment to improving the lives of ordinary Pakistani men, women and children throughout the country. In that context, we encourage Pakistan to engage with all international partners who share their commitment to a bright future for Pakistan,” she maintained.