Succumbing to US pressure, authorities open Save the Children offices
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Days after the US State department called sealing the office of International NGO Save the Children Pakistan’s “own loss”, authorities in the capital said the NGO’s office has been unsealed on Thursday.
“The city administration unsealed our office in Islamabad today but it will take some time to completely resume our operations across the country,” Saeed Ahmed, a spokesman in Islamabad for the British-based NGO said.
Earlier, the government sealed Save the Children’s offices earlier this month, saying the charity was working against the country, and threatened to expel more foreign aid groups for supposedly undermining Pakistan. The NGO is alleged to be involved in the Osama Bin Laden spying, and other events in Pakistan. The country has toughened its policies towards international aid groups in recent years, accusing them of acting as cover for spying operations.