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June 12, 2015

Pakistan Orders Save the Children to Vacate Country

Pakistani officials have given expatriate employees of Save the Children 15 days to leave the country, claiming that the organization is working against the country's interests, The International Business Times reports.

According to the report, the group has faced increased scrutiny in recent years, and Pakistani authorities have been monitoring its work. The government linked the charity to a Pakistani doctor who was carrying out an immunization survey as a CIA contractor during the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Workers were also asked to leave the country in 2010 in connection with that case.

Other nonprofits working in Pakistan have been scrutinized as well. In April, the country revoked 108 nonprofit licenses from international charities.