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CHF Response to Pakistan’s The News article

Published 01/14/2011 by Global Communities

CHF Response to Pakistan’s The News article
The article ‘More Dirty Fish Found in USAID’ in Pakistan’s media outlet The News dated January 13, 2010, alleges that complaints have been made against CHF in Pakistan to the Pakistani National Accountability Bureau.
In this case, there has been no attempt to back up any allegations; no sources are named; and no official statements are quoted.
These allegations appear to be the same as made in the Pakistani Express Tribune on December 2, 2010. In that article the allegations were backed up by factually inaccurate information. See below for our statement countering these.

CHF Response to Express Tribune Article on “Alleged Misappropriation of US aid”
CHF International would like to correct some factual inaccuracies in the article in the Pakistani Express Tribune newspaper from December 2, 2010 “Alleged Misappropriation of US aid: NAB not to divulge names of NGOs involved.”
CHF International has had no involvement in the road project where embezzlement is alleged to have taken place and was not working in Upper FATA at the time of the alleged embezzlement. Additionally, CHF International has not employed Sheledia in any projects in Pakistan.
CHF International is committed to sustainable development, and promotes accountability and anti-corruption practices in our programs worldwide at all times. Every cent we spend is accountable to the donor, whether the US government or individuals from around the world. CHF International is accountable to US law, undergoes strenuous annual audits and fulfils all legal requirements to ensure that the people we employ and our beneficiaries are those intended to benefit from our work.
CHF is also ranked highly by outside agencies, such as Charity Navigator and Guidestar for our transparency and effectiveness.