Pak­istan tells MSF to shut down

Truro Daily News - - WORLD -

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.

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