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Police raid foreign NGO office in Karachi, arrest 7 staffers

KARACHI: Police on Wednesday noon raided an office of US-based non-governmental organization (NGO) in the city and arrested seven staff members, ARY News reported.

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 NGO named ‘IMap’ is run from Washington and police said it was operating illegally.

Police launched a clampdown after directives from the Sindh government.

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.

 

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