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Pakistan Authorities Shut Down Save The Children Office

New York Times: Save the Children Group Is Shut Down in Pakistan
“The Pakistani authorities on Thursday shut down the aid group Save the Children’s office in Islamabad and ordered its foreign staff members to leave the country within 15 days. … The local news media, quoting government officials, reported that Save the Children had been involved in ‘anti-Pakistan’ activities…” (Masood, 6/11).

Washington Post: Pakistan expels aid agency Save the Children
“…The move, which could have a chilling effect on dozens of charities that work in Pakistan, was carried out after extensive monitoring of the group’s members and activities, a ministry official said in an interview. … [T]he move appeared to be related to long-standing allegations of Save the Children’s ties to the Pakistani physician recruited to help the CIA gain information about Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts prior to the 2011 U.S. military mission that killed him in northwestern Pakistan…” (Craig, 6/11).

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