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Pakistan suspends order to ban Save the Children

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Islamabad, June 14: Pakistan’s interior ministry has suspended its order to shut down Save the Children intertiol aid organisation in the country, a media report said on Sunday. An assistant commissioner of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration, along with the local police on June 11, sealed the organisation’s country office located on Margalla Road of Islamabad after the interior ministry issued orders for stopping its operations in Pakistan saying the charity was “working against the country”, Dawn online reported. “The competent authority has desired that action on above letter [to seal the charity] may be held in abeyance till further orders,” a confidential interior ministry statement said. According to the authorities, the intertiol NGO was under strict scrutiny of the country’s intelligence agencies after the killing of former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in 2011 by US vy Seals. After bin Laden’s killing, the intelligence agencies were convinced that the aid organisation was used as a cover by the US spies hunting the Al Qaeda chief.(IANS)

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