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US warns Pakistan over NGO expulsion

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday warned Pakistan it was only hurting itself after Save the Children was expelled for “working against the country,” with Islamabad threatening to throw out more foreign aid groups. Pakistan has toughened its policies towards international aid groups in recent years, accusing them of being covers for spying operations, and…

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Director T2F gunned down in Karachi

KARACHI: Unknown gunmen shot and killed Sabeen Mahmud, the Director of The Second Floor (T2F), in Karachi on Friday evening, police said. The gun attack took place in Defence Phase 2 area of the city. According to police, Sabeen Mahmud was attacked on her way to home while her mother was also wounded. She was…

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Watch report on Islamabad collective weddings

An NGO arranged collective weddings for at least 30 couples hailing from suburban areas abutting Islamabad and Murree.

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Maulana Fazl dubs KP govt as provincial NGO

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) head Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday described the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government as a provincial non-government organization (NGO).“I know the agenda of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, which is a provincial NGO,” Rehman told reporters after attending a seminar in the federal capital. Peace talks began with Taliban right after an all-party…

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German NGO’s Pakistani chief goes missing in Quetta

Staff Report QUETTA: A Pakistani affiliated with a German NGO went missing here on Friday, SAMAA reports. Noor Muhammad, who is working as Program Director for Germany-based charity Partner Aid International, left his home for office, as usual, this morning but he did not reach his destination. The car he was traveling in was found…

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1,204 children abused during first half of 2013 in country: NGO report

Staff ReportLAHORE: Total 1,204 children were abused during first half of year 2013 in the country, said a None Government Organization (NGO) in its latest report today, SAMAA reports.The NGO, SAHIL, has issued its latest report on incidents of children abuse in Pakistan at Lahore Press Club this day.Officials of the SAHIL shed light on…

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Egypt decides to dissolve Brotherhood NGO

CAIRO: Egypt's army-backed government has decided to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood as a registered non-governmental organization, a state-run newspaper reported on Friday, pressing a crackdown on deposed President Mohamed Mursi's movement.The decision applies to the NGO registered by the Brotherhood in March in response to a lawsuit that argued the group had no legal status.It…

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Egypt sentences 43, including Americans, in NGO case

CAIRO: An Egyptian court gave jail terms to 43 Americans, Europeans, Egyptians and other Arabs on Tuesday in a case against democracy promotion groups that plunged U.S.-Egyptian ties into their worst crisis in decades. Judge Makram Awad gave five-year sentences in absentia to at least 15 U.S. citizens who left Egypt last year. He sentenced…

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Four NGO workers kidnapped in Karachi

Staff ReportKARACHI: Four workers of a local NGO were kidnapped by unknown armed men in Karachi’s suburb of Maripur, SAMAA reported.The kidnappers had also taken hostage two women, Niala and Shakeela, but later released them.Police said the NGO workers were on their way in a car when they were kidnapped from Maripur area on Thursday…

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Seven including female NGO workers shot dead in Swabi

Staff ReportSWABI: At least seven persons, including six women, were killed when unknown assailants opened fire on a vehicle near Swabi interchange today, SAMAA reports on Tuesday.According to police sources, the victims were employees of a Non Governmental Organization (NGO).The women were teachers who were attacked as they left a community centre. A male colleague…

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Israel raids Palestinian NGO offices amid heightened tension

RAMALLAH, West Bank: Israeli soldiers raided the offices of three civil society organizations on Tuesday in the heart of Ramallah, the de facto Palestinian capital in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.Entering before dawn, troops wrenched open the doors of the Women's Union, the Palestinian NGO Network and Addameer, an advocate for Palestinians in Israeli jails, confiscating…

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NGO distributes free toys to 1,100 poor children

Farwa Shamshad sheds light on distribution of free toys to 1,100 poor children by a NGO in Lahore

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Taliban free 4 NGO workers in Balochistan

Staff Report QUETTA: Four members of a non-governmental organization (NGO) were released by Taliban kidnappers here on Sunday. The NGO members were kidnapped on December 11 last year from Pishin area of the province. They belonged to the Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP). They were later shifted to North Waziristan. The kidnappers had killed two…

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Syria has 'torture archipelago' to rack dissidents: US NGO

DAMASCUS: Syria is holding tens of thousands of detainees in a “torture archipelago”, a US-based rights group said on Tuesday, after the UN rights chief accused both government and opposition of “serious” violations.As Turkey reported a new mass defection of Syrian troops across the tense border, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he regretted that his…

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Syria violence kills 11, two car bombs reported: NGO

BEIRUT: Nine civilians and two rebels were killed early Thursday in violence across Syria, while car bombs exploded in the northwest city of Idlib and the capital Damascus, monitors reported. The car bomb in Idlib city targeted a military checkpoint, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that a number of soldiers were killed…

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Clashes kill 15 soldiers in western Syria: NGO

BEIRUT: Clashes between troops and rebels in Syria's western Latakia province killed 15 soldiers on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, bringing the day's death toll to at least 25. “Fifteen soldiers were killed and dozens wounded, while three opposition fighters also died in continuing clashes in several villages of Al-Heffa region in…

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More than 100 dead in Syria ahead of deadline: NGO

More than 100 people were reported killed across Syria on Saturday, 74 of them civilians, as regime forces pressed a protest crackdown three days ahead of a deadline to cease fire and pull back.Monitors reported the escalation in violence despite UN chief Ban Ki-moon's latest rebuke to Damascus for stepping up its assault on dissent…

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Car bomb kills three, wounds 25 in Syria's Aleppo: NGO

BEIRUT: A car bomb blew up on Sunday in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing three civilians and wounding more than 25 others, a day after two lethal blasts in the capital, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, in a statement updating an earlier report to give the casualty toll,…

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Karachi: 2 NGO hospital workers employees abducted

Staff ReportKARACHI: Two employees of a hospital run under the aegis of a foreign Non-government organization, have been abducted from Orangi Town, SAMAA reports Wednesday. The incident occurred near Jauhar Chowk of Orangi Town, where some unidentified armed miscreants kidnapped two employees Vizvk and Indraz– the employees of a hospital situated near a German school.According…

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Egypt sends 43 NGO workers to trial over funds

CAIRO: Egyptian investigating judges on Sunday referred 43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, to trial before a criminal court for allegedly being involved in banned activities and illegally receiving foreign funds.The decision is likely to further sour relations between Egypt's military rulers and the United States, the Arab nation's chief western backer for more than…

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Eight UN’s NGO workers kidnapped from Quetta

Staff ReportQUETTA: At least eight people hailing from an NGO working for United Nations, have been abducted from Quetta Tuesday morning.According to details, the NGO people were riding to Quetta from Surkhab, when unidentified motorcyclists kidnapped them. It should be mentioned here that the kidnapped people were working on a UN health project. Those abducted…

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