Pakistan Bans George Soros After Discovering CIA Ties
Pakistan has banned George Soros and his charity from operating in the country after discovering that his organizations have ties to the CIA.
The Pakistani government has toughened its stance on domestic and international non-governmental groups, accusing at least 10 foreign-funded aid groups of using their work as a cover for espionage.
Haaretz.com reports: In January, it ordered about a dozen groups working on women’s issues and human rights to halt their operations.
A representative of the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF), which represents 63 international aid groups, said the Ministry of Interior had issued 10 of its members “letters of rejection”, meaning their applications to register had been rejected.
The forum did not identify the 10 groups but two international groups, the Pakistani branch of the Soros’ charity the Open Society Foundations, and ActionAid, said they had been told they had to close.