[Dawn 17 April, 2019]

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government introduced a bill in the assembly here on Tuesday proposing wide-ranging powers for a commission to regulate the affairs of charities, including NGOs, madressahs and other organisations. Under the proposed law, the charity commission to be notified by the government has powers to suspend or cancel the registration of a charity, while trustees will maintain the accurate accounting records, including all transactions of a charity.

The bill says the re-registration of the already registered charity organisations is mandatory. They include all organisations registered under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration and Control) Ordinance, 1961, Societies Registration Act, 1860, Companies Act, 2017, as public or private trusts for charitable purposes.