Pakistan bans 27 NGOs
Eastern Eye Staff
In a widening clampdown a total number of 27 international aid groups have been shut down in Pakistan for working in un-authorized areas that has triggered the human rights activists to condemn the rising limitations on humanitarian efforts and free speech. The Ministry of Interior has given the 27 NGOs a time period of 90 days to conclude their operations. Some of the prominent NGOs that are included in the shut-down list are Action Aid, George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, Trocaire, Pathfinder International, Plan International, World Vision, Oxfam Novib, Danish Refugee Council and Marie Stopes. Pakistan’s Minister of State for…
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