Adriano Campolina, General Secretary of ActionAid International says:
“We’re deeply disappointed that ActionAid Pakistan has today (30 November) shut down its operations in response to an order from the Pakistani government.
“Our dedicated team in Pakistan has supported more than 1.4 million people since 2007.
“The end of their vital work with marginalised groups is a worrying development for civil society in a country where a fifth of the population is still living in poverty.
“Should there be a change in the government’s decision regarding International NGOs’ work in Pakistan, we would be honoured to return.”