PESHAWAR, 21 October: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has sought reply from the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and Home Secretary over cancellation of licences of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) despite completing 114 development schemes in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A two-member bench of the PHC headed by Justice Qaiser Rasheed issued these instructions while hearing a petition filed by CAMP NGO Chief Executive Naveed Shinwari. The petitioner said his NGO is working in the fields of health, education, employment and human rights since 2002 and completed 114 schemes so far. He said the NGO has also won an award on its best performance. He said the PDMA has suddenly cancelled all their licences without any reasons due to which work on uplift schemes in FATA and KP has stopped. He said people are suffering due to stoppage of uplift schemes.

The petitioner has prayed the court to nullify the government’s order of cancellation of the NGO’s licences.