The Pakistan Government has ordered the international aid group, Save the Children, to leave the country for working against national interests.
According to the Dawn, police have sealed the charity’s office located in the heart of Islamabad.
Senior government officials said they were not aware of the reasons behind the decision, and limited themselves to saying that they had receives a three-line notification from the federal interior ministry saying that this office should be sealed and all the expatriate staff be sent back to their countries within 15 days.
The government has not made any formal announcement, but an official from the interior ministry said the agency was involved in “anti-Pakistan activities”.
No one from Save the Children’s Pakistan branch could be reached for comment.