Charities kicked out
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.