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Interior Ministry bans, seals foreign NGO office in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry has banned a foreign Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) working in Islamabad.

The ministry also has sealed office of the NGO located in F-6 area of Islamabad. The ministry has sealed the NGO office on reports of intelligence report.

Sources said that the NGO was banned on its alleged involvement in illegal activities.

The NGO named ‘IMap’ was setup in Islamabad after earthquake in Pakistan 2005 which was working in the country on the name of mining.

It is pertinent to mention here that Karachi Police on November 14  2014 had raided the NGO office in Karachi as well and arrested seven staff members.

The office of the NGO was located in building named ‘Horizon Tower’ in Clifton, where police personnel launched a raid and seized their equipments including laptops and nabbed seven staff members.

Sources told that the NGO was involved in digital mapping of sensitive installations of Karachi including PAF air base and nuclear plant.

The interior ministry in 2011 had banned the same NGO and disallowed it from its activities including digital mapping. However, recently it again started undertaking such practices despite orders of the government.