Pakistan tells MSF to shut down
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — An international medical organization says Pakistani authorities have asked it to end its work in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
In a statement Thursday, Medecins Sans Frontieres, also known as Doctors Without Borders, said the government move ends 14 years of operation in the Kurram tribal region. Kurram has witnessed scores of militant attacks against minority Shiites Muslims in recent years. Doctors Without Borders was providing medical facilities in collaboration with two government hospitals.
No government spokesman was available for comment.