Or­der against aid group halted

Los Angeles Times - - THE WORLD -

Pak­istan’s In­te­rior Min­istry has halted an or­der it made closing the of­fice of the in­ter­na­tional aid group Save the Chil­dren in Islamabad, an of­fi­cial said.

The se­nior In­te­rior Min­istry of­fi­cial did not elab­o­rate. He spoke to the As­so­ci­ated Press on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause he wasn’t au­tho­rized to dis­cuss the de­ci­sion.

On Thurs­day, Pak­istan shut­tered the group’s main of­fice in the cap­i­tal for what the gov­ern­ment said were ac­tions “vi­o­lat­ing its char­ter.” Pak­istani au­thor­i­ties have ac­cused Save the Chil­dren of help­ing the CIA find Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The aid group de­nies any in­volve­ment.

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