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Police Ordered To Shut Down Operations of 11 INGOs

The Islamabad Police have been directed to shut down operations of 11 international non-government organisations (INGOs) after the interior ministry denied them permission to function in the country.

Four of these INGOs are based in the UK, two are from the US and one each from China, Denmark, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Pakistan, DAWN reported.

A letter issued by the SSP says these organisations applied for registration with the interior ministry which were rejected.

The operation of the INGOs came into notice during a meeting held to advise security for sensitive installations, including for foreign missions.

The INGOs which were denied permission to operate are the Zia-ul Ummat Foundation UK, Al-Khair Foundation UK, Safe World UK, International Alert UK, Centre For International Enterprise USA, Acumen Fund Inc USA, AVRDC-World Vegetable Centre Taiwan Republic of China, Central Asia Education Trust Pakistan, Danish Refugee Council Denmark, Foundation Open Society Institute Pakistan Switzerland and Oxfam Novib Netherlands.



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