Pakistan orders charity organisation ActionAid to leave the country


Pakistan has ordered international charity ActionAid, which supports a range of development and women’s rights projects, to shut down its operations in the country, the aid group said on Thursday. A letter from Pakistan’s interior ministry sent to ActionAid, and shared with AFP by the group, said it must cease its work within 60 days. No representative of the interior ministry was immediately available for comment. Pakistan first told ActionAid to leave last year after its application to register under new rules for international NGOs was declined, but the group filed an appeal. That appeal has been denied but ActionAid can apply for…

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