Pakistani Government on Friday in Islamabad, sealed the offices of international non-profit “Save the Children’’ and gave its foreign employees 15-day ultimatum to leave the country.

An official of the Interior Ministry said on condition of anonymity that the notice was on allegation of activities against the national interest.

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“We have been monitoring various international and local NGOs and Save the Children was found working against the interests of Pakistan.

Kamran Cheema, a Senior Administrator Save the Children, said the main office in Islamabad was closed down late Thursday night and police were stationed outside.

A security source said the organisation drew attention in 2011, after the arrest of a doctor, Shakil Afridi.

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He said Afridi was allegedly involved in a fake anti-polio campaign, on behalf of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) to confirm the presence of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in the north-western city of Abbottabad.

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He said though the NGO has denied any link with Afridi or the CIA.

He said Afridi was arrested a year later and jailed for treason over links to another militant group.

He said government has been monitoring and tightening control over NGOs on its territory since the incident.


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