ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is freeing 18 international charitable organizations after rejecting the final appeal to stay in the country.
Tax groups are mainly based in the United States, Great Britain and Europe. Another 20 groups are at risk of being deported after a few months ago the authorities identified about 38 international closure aid groups, without any explanation.
Umair Hasan, spokesman for the Pakistan Humanitarian Foundation, an umbrella representing 15 of the charitable organizations, said today that the move will affect millions of poor Pakistanis and will result in tens of millions of dollars of lost aid.
Pakistani security forces are still pungent from a secret operation in 2011 involving a Pakistani doctor, a help group and a vaccination scam to identify Osama bin Laden's home, helping the US Navy Seals that they tracked down and later killed.
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