Char­i­ties kicked out

Whanganui Chronicle - - World -

Pak­istan is kick­ing out 18 in­ter­na­tional char­i­ties after re­ject­ing their fi­nal ap­peal to stay in the coun­try. The shut­tered groups are mainly US-based, from Bri­tain and Europe. An­other 20 groups are at risk of also be­ing ex­pelled after au­thor­i­ties a few months ago sin­gled out 38 in­ter­na­tional aid groups for clo­sure, with­out any ex­pla­na­tion. Pak­istani se­cu­rity forces are still sting­ing from a 2011 covert oper­a­tion that in­volved a Pak­istani doc­tor, an aid group and a vac­ci­na­tion scam to iden­tify Osama bin Laden’s home.

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