Plan International, a multinational non-governmental organisation with headquarters in Surrey, is shutting down operations in Pakistan upon the directions of the ruling party.
The NGO was reportedly asked to wind up its work after the interior ministry rejected its application for registration. The non-profit had been operating in Pakistan for the last two decades and was sponsoring 25,000 children in the country on a budget amounting to more than 8.3 million euros.
The interior ministry has however said that the organisation can apply again for registration after six months. In an official statement, the organization has indicated its interest in the region and its resolve to continue its work and return to the country one day.