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NGO ‘Save the Children’ office reopened

‘Save the Children’ operations in Pakistan were halted on June 11 and its Islamabad office was sealed for its alleged involvement in anti-state activities.



By Afzal Khan

Published: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 11:22 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:59 PM

Islamabad — The office of international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) ‘Save the Children’ in Islamabad has been reopened after the Interior Ministry conditionally allowed it to work for six months.

‘Save the Children’ operations in Pakistan were halted on June 11 and its Islamabad office was sealed for its alleged involvement in anti-state activities.

A statement issued by the district administration said on Thursday that the decision to reopen some of the NGO’s offices has been taken by high officials at the Ministry of Interior.

Sources in the ministry said that 13 out 73 offices of the NGO have been allowed to operate in Pakistan except that in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and other sensitive areas.

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