The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has modified the application form for local and foreign non-government organisations (NGO) seeking a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for visiting 10 districts of the province.
The districts include Dir Upper, Dir Lower, Shangla, Buner, Malakand, Swat, Chitral, Tank, DI Khan and Hangu, said a notification issued from the K-P Home and Tribal Affairs department on Sunday.
The forms have been categorised into ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ category and have been provided to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and Provincial Reconstruction Rehabilitation and Settlement Authority for further course of action.
The forms include information on registration number of the organisation, its mother organisation, address and phone number, the purpose and places of visit as well as duration of stay at the requested location.
The forms highlighted that foreigners must provide personal information, designation at organisation, religion, date of birth, passport number (its issuance and validity) where locals were required to provide names, father’s name and national identity card number.
The department introduced form ‘C’ for tourists who, besides providing personal information, are required to give information on their earlier visits (if any) including details on places where at the same time it is held mandatory that tourists will quote one person they met in their earlier visits.
The government has clarified that modifications into the application forms have been introduced so that unnecessary delay in correspondence with the visitors is shortened where at the same time, directed that requests for visiting 10 district should reach to officer six to eight weeks prior to the scheduled visit.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2013.
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