Egypt's largest Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood, has been officially registered as a non-governmental organisation by the ministry of social security.So the party that effectively controls the country is an NGO.
The move came after a 'comprehensive' request submitted by the group on Tuesday, Minister of Social Security Nagwa Khalil told state news agency MENA on Thursday.
The Islamist group met all the requirements of law 84/2002 regulating non-governmental organisations, Khalil said.
The ministry would oversee the group's funding now it is officially registered as an NGO, asserted the minister.
Some analysts argue that the abrupt registration is in breach of the law 84/2002 that forbids NGOs from taking part in political activities, raising doubts about the transparency of the process.
Must help them avoid taxes.