KARACHI - The number of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) registered with the Social Welfare Department of Sindh Government has increased to 5,526 in the province. A hefty number of 2,870 of NGOs registered with Sindh government are working only in provincial capital Karachi. The Ministers for Minorities Affair, Auqaf, Social Welfare and Women Welfare Departments on Monday will face the questions of provincial legislators. Sources said that at least 204 NGOs working in Hyderabad district, 48 in Tando Allahyar, 94 in Jacobabad, 67 in Kambar @ Shahdadkot, 105 in Naushero Feroze, 89 in Badin, 105 in Sanghar, 62 in Dadu, 171 in Ghotki, 477 in Khairpur, 26 Tando Muhammad Khan, 24 in Umerkot, 89 in Matyari, 78 in Kashmore @ Kandhkot, 126 in Shikarpur, 92 in Sukkur, 41 in Mithi, 278 in Larkana, 76 in Jamshoro, 47 in Thatta, 79 in Mirpurkhas and 278 NGOs working in Nawabshah district. Social Welfare Department in its written answer forwarded to Sindh Assembly, said that it has no data about the unregistered NGOs whereas the Auqaf Department confirmed that department had recovered revenue of over Rs6.8 million from lease of agricultural land owned by Auqaf Department in Sindh during June 2006 to June 2008. Under the terms and conditions to get lease of land, the interested party is bound to deposit 50% amount of one year in advance in cash or pay-order in the name of Chief Administrator Auqaf Sindh Hyderabad, for participation in the auction. While, the successful party will have to deposit remaining 50% amount of the contract money within three months. However, Women Welfare Department of Sindh in written-answer, which forwarded to Sindh Assembly, has mentioned various projects initiated for the empowerment of the women of the province. According to department, the government had prioritised women development sector as one of the vital areas of the development agenda. Keeping in view the need and priority women development sector in ADP 2009-10 has been allocated a sum of Rs302.953 million, which is 75% higher than the ADP 2008-09 allocations.